Press Releases: Southern California
September 14, 2011
Southern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Named “Top Performers” on Key Quality Measures
PASADENA, Calif. — Three Southern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals today were named top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading health-care accreditation organization in the United States.
The Joint Commission is recognizing Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, Panorama City, and South Bay medical centers among the 405 Top Performing hospitals across the country highlighted in its annual report. All three Southern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals performed at or better than 95 percent on four core measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care. We understand that what matters most to patients at Kaiser Permanente is safe, effective care. That’s why Kaiser Permanente has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Patti Harvey, senior vice president of quality and risk management, patient care services, clinical operations support for Southern California Kaiser Permanente.
The top performing hospitals and critical access hospitals have earned the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance based on 2010 data.
The Joint Commission’s annual report, “Improving America’s Hospitals,” can be viewed at: http://www.jointcommission.org/annualreport.aspx. For more information about The Joint Commission, go to: http://www.jointcommission.org/
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 3.4 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.