Cornerstone of High-Quality Care

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” recognition from the Joint Commission.

By: Steven Alford
Photography by: Steven Alford


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CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The hospital was recognized as part of the Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability and measured performance.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. The hospital also has recently earned the Pathways to Excellence designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award earlier this year.

According to Steven Daniel, president of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice, it was an honor to receive the recognition. He thanks hospital associates for their hard work each day. “This recognition is a testament to the great work each and every one of you do every day to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” Daniel said. “I am honored to be part of such an exceptional team, and thank you for all you do to make this a great place to work and receive care.”

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. The performance measures in the recognition program include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

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

• Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases

• Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures

“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 CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, FACP, MPP, MPH, and president and CEO of the Joint Commission.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System President and CEO Pamela Robertson said improving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care will always be a top priority at all CHRISTUS Spohn facilities. “We understand what matters most to patients at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” Robertson added. “The Alice team is proud to be named a Top Performer, as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

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