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SJMPH Named Top Performer
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November 6, 2013



Port Huron, MI…St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, and is one of 1,099 hospitals in the US earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

SJMPH was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

In addition to SJMPH, three other hospitals within the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System were also named Top Performers. They include: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. SJMPH and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. SJMPH’s quality indicators were reported at 99.7 percent.

Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients and giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.

“St. Joseph Mercy demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and we are proud of this achievement,” states Rebekah Smith, RN, President and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

 “We understand that what matters most to patients at St. Joseph Mercy is safe, effective care,” Smith concludes. “That’s why we made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We are pleased that The Joint Commission recognizes and honors this level of commitment to patient quality and safety.”

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website ( Additionally, The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.

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