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Orange Regional Medical Center Earns Top Performing Hospital Distinction

December 3, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. As part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” Orange Regional attained and sustained excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care and is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 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, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

“Congratulations to the healthcare team at Orange Regional for providing outstanding care. Orange Regional’s Quality Department works together with our care teams to ensure the highest quality of healthcare is being delivered to our patients. It’s our number one priority,” said Rosemary Baczewski, Greater Hudson Valley Health System’s Vice President for Quality.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  •          Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures
  •          Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases and
  •          Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

This represents the top 36.9 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure performance data for 2013.

For more information on Quality Services at Orange Regional, visitwww.ormc.org/quality.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health Care System.

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