The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, has named Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Wing Hospital among the nation’s top performers on Key Quality Measures for 2013. The Joint Commission honors hospitals that consistently demonstrate excellent performance on evidence-based processes of health care.
Baystate Mary Lane and Baystate Wing were recognized for excellence in measures shown to improve care for pneumonia and surgical care, and are two of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States and 25 Massachusetts hospitals to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer.
"This honor recognizes our efforts to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes in the Eastern Region," said Charles E. Cavagnaro III, MD, FACP, president, Baystate Health Eastern Region. "We are so proud to be named a Top Performer. Every one of our talented and dedicated team members delivering patient-centered care every day contributed to this achievement."
Cavaganaro said that data-driven monitoring of the quality of care provided is an essential step in hospitals’ efforts to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care for their condition.
"Our aim is to provide exceptional-quality care as well as exceptional coordination and efficiency; that’s value in healthcare, and it’s something we’re striving for throughout Baystate Health," Cavaganaro said.
Baystate Health’s Eastern Region is made up of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Baystate Wing Hospital and the employed medical practices and medical centers in the region. The two hospitals provide inpatient medical, surgical, gynecological and behavioral health services; emergency services; as well as a range of primary-care and other outpatient services for about 80,000 people in the region.