Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital announced today it has been recognized
as a 2013
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations
in the United States.
Atlantic General was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s
2014 annual report
“America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance
for surgical care and pneumonia. Atlantic General is one of 1,224 hospitals
in the United States to achieve the 2013
Top Performerdistinction, and is the only hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to do so.
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
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
- 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.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time
is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of
Atlantic General Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of
evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP,
M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Atlantic General
Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why
we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through
evidence-based care processes,” said Bob Yocubik, director of quality
at Atlantic General Hospital.
“Atlantic General is proud to be named a
Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our physicians
and our entire hospital staff,” said Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic
For more information about the
Top Performer program, visithttp://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties
since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated
community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md.,
combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology
and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery,
orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune
disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic
center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary
care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout
the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visitwww.atlanticgeneral.org.
Caption: Atlantic General Hospital receives The Joint Commission’s
Top Performer Award for pneumonia and surgical care. From left: Chuck
Gizara, director of clinical operations; Bob Yocubik, director of quality;
Ann Bergey, vice president of professional staff services and quality;
and Jeanette Troyer, performance improvement coordinator.