MYRTLE BEACH — For the third year in a row, The Joint Commission Wednesday will name Grand Strand Regional Medical Center a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012 for its work in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
The hospital was recognized a Top Performer in the same four categories in 2010 and 2011, according to The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website, www.qualitycheck.org.
Grand Strand Regional is the only hospital in the area that earned the Top Performer distinction in 2010 and 2011. This year, it is among 1,099 hospitals nationwide that received the distinction for 2012.
A hospital must achieve a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures, achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases and have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that set, all individual accountability measures must have a rate of 95 percent or better.
“We understand that what matters most to patients at Grand Strand Regional is safe, effective care,” Hugh Wilson, the hospital’s interim CEO, said in a press release.
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