Medical City McKinney November 13, 2014

Medical City McKinney today announced it 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. Medical City McKinney was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Medical City McKinney 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.

This is the third year Medical City McKinney has been recognized as a Top Performer. Medical City McKinney was recognized in 2012 for heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care; and in 2011 for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia.

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.

“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 Medical City McKinney 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.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Medical City McKinney is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why Medical City McKinney has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO of Medical City McKinney.

Medical City McKinney

Medical City McKinney is a growing, acute-care hospital with 260-beds, more than 500 active physicians and 900 full-time employees. Medical City McKinney is a Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and is accredited by The Joint Commission for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Surgery. The hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare, one of the region’s largest most comprehensive health care providers in the area, which includes 11 hospitals and more than 50 ambulatory sites. For more information visit: medicalcenterofmckinney.com.