Milford Hospital has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, according to  President and CEO Joseph Pelaccia.

Milford Hospital 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 Pneumonia, Surgical Care and Immunization.

Milford Hospital is one of only nine hospitals in Connecticut and 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction, hospital officials state.

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.   To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

Achieving cumulative performance of 95% or above across all reported accountability measures;

Achieving performance of 95% 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% or above, and within that measure, achieve a performance rate of 95% or above on 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 Milford Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“Milford Hospital is extremely proud to be named a Top Performer again this year,” said Pelaccia.  “We realize what matters most to our patients and their families is the quality and safe care they receive at Milford Hospital. That is why we have made it a top priority to provide positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. This designation recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.