CRESTVIEW — The Joint Commission has named North Okaloosa Medical Center a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.


CRESTVIEW — The Joint Commission has named North Okaloosa Medical Center a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.



The commission, which accredits health care providers, recognized NOMC for exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that improve care for certain conditions.



Such processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism and inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.



“North Okaloosa Medical Center and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement, and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., the commission's president and chief executive officer.



“We understand that what matters most to patients at North Okaloosa Medical Center is safe, effective care," NOMC CEO David W. Fuller said. "That’s why NOMC has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes."



The number of Top Performer recipients rose 77 percent from last year's roundup; performance data was from 2012.



JUDGING CRITERIA



North Okaloosa Medical Center is one of 1,099 U.S. hospitals named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.



NOMC was recognized for exemplary procedures related to:



•Surgical care improvement process



•Acute myocardial infarct



•Heart failure



•Pneumonia care



Ratings are based on aggregated data reported to The Joint Commission during 2012.