Griffin Hospital in Derby has been name one of the nation’s top-performing hospitals on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
This is the first time that The Joint Commission is recognizing top performers and including them in its “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report. Griffin was one of 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance and the only Connecticut hospital named.
Griffin was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve the effectiveness of care for certain conditions including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of public accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year, in this case 2010.
Griffin Hospital was recognized for achieving these thresholds for all of the measures for which it was eligible: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Of the 405 top performer hospitals only 162 (40%) achieved recognition in all four measures. This would put Griffin in the top 5% of the 3,099 hospitals submitting data to The Joint Commission.