Cited for Care of Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care and Venous Thromboembolism
<Bozeman, MT> – Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital has been
named a 2015 Top Performer on Key
Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor
of health care organizations in
America. BHDH was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance
in using evidencebased clinical processes that are shown to improve care
for certain conditions.
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital was recognized for its achievement in
heart attack, pneumonia,surgical care and VTE (venous thromboembolism
or blood clot) prevention. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital is one of
only 1,043 hospitals – out of more than 3,300 eligible in the U.S.
– earning Top Performer distinction for attaining and sustaining
excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based
on data reported to The Joint Commission during 2014.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective
care,” said David Chen, MD, Interim Dyad CEO and Chief Medical Officer
at Bozeman Health. “That’s why Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital
has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes
through evidencebased care processes. We are proud to receive the distinction
of being a Joint Commission Top Performer, because it recognizes the knowledge,
teamwork and dedication of every one of our employees.”
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance
interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients
with certain conditions. Each accountability measure represents an evidence‐based
practice, Chen added, such as giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack
patients or giving the right antibiotic in a timely fashion before surgery.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time
is a cornerstone of high‐quality health
care,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO,
The Joint Commission. “I
commend the efforts of Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for their excellent
performance on the use of evidence‐based interventions.”
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital previously was named a Top Performer
on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission in 2013, for Heart
Attack, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.