November 17, 2015
Today The Joint Commission (TJC) recognized Tulane Health System as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2015 (using 2014 data). This achievement demonstrates Tulane’s commitment to evidence-based interventions that are delivered in the right way and at the right time, because it’s the right thing to do for patients.
“The Joint Commission’s Top Performers recognition uses objective data to determine facilities that consistently achieve high performance levels on key quality measures,” said Dr. William Lunn, Tulane Health System’s chief executive officer. “Only 31% of all TJC accredited hospitals received this honor. We appreciate our entire medical team, whose dedication to evidence-based clinical practices helps ensure the best possible outcomes for the patients we’re privileged to treat.”
TJC’s Top Performers program recognizes hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measures related to evidence-based care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care.