Central Peninsula Hospital scores big with watchdog and accreditor

Central Peninsula Hospital has for the third year in a row joined 25 percent of the nation’s hospitals as a Top Performer in patient care and won recognition for patient safety.

Recognized for Key Quality Measures in their work and care in pneumonia treatment and surgery during 2012, CPH also met a 95 percent performance threshold for all measures reported to the accrediting organization.

The care recognition comes from The Joint Commission, the oldest accrediting and standards-setting body in the U.S., which reviews 20,000 health care related programs and organizations around the country.

CPH is one of 182 hospitals out of more than 3,000 to earn the distinction for three years in a row.

“We are thrilled to receive this evidence based recognition for the third straight year,” CPH Chief Executive Officer Rick Davis said. “The community should be proud of the hard work and dedication of hospital employees and physicians who provide quality and evidence based care that is shown to improve a patient’s condition.”

Also winning notice for safety, CPH was given an “A” rating this fall for its work to protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections while in the hospital’s care.

It’s the third year in a row that CPH has been given the “A” grade and been the only hospital in the state to get the highest grade, according to a CPH press release.

“Congratulations to the physicians and employees at CPH who recognize that it is not just our duty but also our privilege to provide high quality and safety measures to our patients,” said Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc., Board President Alyson Stogsdill.

The safety score is comprised for 28 measures that result in a grade score similar to schools — A through F — by The Leapfrog Group, a peer reviewed watchdog group.

According to Leapfrog, more than 1 million patients are injured by U.S. hospitals each year.

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