UMMC Midtown Campus Earns “Top Performer” Recognition from the Joint Commission

For immediate release: November 20, 2014

The UMMC Midtown Campus has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” released Nov. 13.

UMMC Midtown Campus was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. This is the second consecutive year that UMMC Midtown Campus has received the Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations. 

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 

  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and

  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

Top Performer hospitals represent the top 36.9 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure performance data for 2013. The Top Performer designation recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of the entire staff. For more information about the Top Performer program, visit: