Doctors Hospital of Sarasota November 18, 2015

Sarasota, Florida - November 18th, 2015 - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R) by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota 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 measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care and Stroke. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

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 included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the fifth year Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has been recognized as a Top Performer. Doctors Hospital was recognized in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care and with 2014 adding Stroke. To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals 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 Doctors of Sarasota for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

About Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a 155 bed, acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County and 1-75 corridor residents. Doctors Hospital is one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work for seven years in a row.

For more information about the services of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Aimee Bennett at (941) 342-1012.