Sandhills Regional Medical Center named ‘top performer’

Sandhills Regional Medical Center has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. This is the second time Sandhills has earned the designation.

A Sandhills Regional Medical Center photo

A Sandhills Regional Medical Center photo

Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures. The prestigious annual list was released today in the Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

“This honor means that our community can turn to Sandhills with confidence, knowing that we strive to provide excellent care every day,” said Lisa Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Sandhills. “Following evidence-based clinical protocols close to 100 percent of the time is not an easy goal to reach, but one that has been achieved through the dedication of our physicians, nurses and other caregivers.”

Top Performers are recognized each year 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, perinatal care, inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

Sandhills was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for care of patients with pneumonia.

Sandhills is one of just 712 hospitals to have achieved this accomplishment twice. It was recognized in 2011 and 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia care.

“We are proud of our physicians and clinical staff for their hard work to provide safe, effective care across the hospital,” said Dr. Charlita Mangrum, Chief of Staff, Sandhills. “The Joint Commission’s recognition of our efforts is very gratifying for our entire team.”

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,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Sandhills Regional Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

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  • Hall Rick

    I would love to agree with this article, in every way It is great when a place stands out. When I think of sandhills ,I cant help but think of the rapes that happened there this year ,in the mental ward and by an employee of all people .This will be a reputation for a long time living down. You would think when you went to the hospital, you would always be safe ,yet we all know we live in a very sick world.

  • Joey DeBerry

    I spent 3 Days in that Hospital in 2007 and a RN there Caused me to walk out on the Third day due to That Nurse treating her Patients Like Prisoners and Demanded when she came on the Night shift and at 2:00 am came in my room kicking the door open and telling me She Ran a Tight Ship and If I left my Room For any reason That i Had Better find her and tell her where i was going and to better Find her when i Returned so I told that Hateful Woman that Turned out to be a Loud Mouth from Northern New Jersey and I told her when My Doctor came in I would be Leaving on my own and she said it would not happen if the Doctor Did not release me but I Left and he agreed and she was Shewed up from him as well and these two Hospitals Here are not for Humans or Animals and there is no need for them here and its time to get Good Health Care Here in Richmond County instead of these Goat Doctors we have here now.

    • Allison

      How about if we get some new doctors here, you agree to go back to school and take a grammar lesson or two?

      • Joey DeBerry

        No I will Not and how much crap do you want to get started young Lady ,you work there , go back to school you are a Fool so bring it on Im waiting for a reply ?

        • Allison

          You, my sir, are a nutjob. There are good and bad people working in each and every job. Even trolling the internet.

          • Joey DeBerry

            Look You started this and the nutjob is setting beside you. IF you still work at the Hospital you can Lose that job real Fast and you Just started something that we Called Karma and the Name Allison is not your name as we know who you are and where you are setting right now unless you are at school picking up a Daughter,but either way Im still here unless you want to send a Little Red Truck over here?

          • Joey DeBerry

            IF Sandhills is so good why did they face losing their Medicare and Medicaid since you are so Smart and want to step into a matter that was not sent to you and becareful what you say, because a Slander Lawsuit can be very Expensive?

          • Allison

            Are you asking me if they can be expensive? If you are, I would have to say I’m not sure as to the going cost of a lawsuit of such a matter. Hahahahaha

          • Joey DeBerry

            You got a problem and Meds will help

          • Joey DeBerry

            I did not ask you nothing /HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Allison

            hehehehe…

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