Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital focusing exclusively on children and adolescents, has earned the distinction of ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012’ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health organizations in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year Bradley Hospital has received this distinction.
“Bradley Hospital works tirelessly to provide exemplary care for the children and families we serve,” said Daniel J. Wall, Bradley Hospital president and CEO. “This recognition from The Joint Commission highlights the hard work and focus of our patient care staff in consistently ensuring that quality care remains at the forefront of Bradley’s mission.”
Bradley Hospital, which is also a teaching hospital for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized as a Top Performer. It was singled out for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. Specifically, the hospital was recognized in the inpatient psychiatric services category.
The ratings given are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. This year’s list of Top Performers represents 33 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data nationwide.
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2012 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Each hospital also met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice.
For more information about this recognition, please visit www.jointcommission.org. For more information about Bradley Hospital and its programs, please visit www.bradleyhospital.org.