The Joint Commission Names Sierra Surgery Hospital Top Performer on Key Quality Measures


The Joint Commission Names Sierra Surgery Hospital Top Performer on Key Quality Measures


Sierra Surgery Hospital, in partnership with Carson Tahoe Health, earns another recognition for quality patient care practices.-

(Carson City, Nev.)- Sierra Surgery Hospital, in partnership with Carson Tahoe Health has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading entity accrediting health care organizations in America. The Joint Commission recognized Sierra Surgery Hospital for exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care. Specifically, Sierra Surgery Hospital was recognized for its excellence in surgical care.

Sierra Surgery Hospital is among the top 23% of hospitals in the U.S. to earn this distinction. To be recognized as a top performer, a hospital must meet or exceed 95 percent performance thresholds for its performance on all reported core accountability measures, and performances reported to the Joint Commission. Examples of core accountability measures include “preventive antibiotic started 1 hour prior to incision” and “treatment preventing blood clots received”.

In addition to this recognition, Sierra Surgery Hospital has been recognized by Consumer Reports as the number one hospital for surgical care in Nevada and was awarded the HealthInsight 2013 Hospital Quality Award. These honors were given to Sierra Surgery Hospital based on exceptional quality patient outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.

“We continue to provide award-winning service and care at Sierra Surgery Hospital because we feel that some of the most positive patient outcomes can be achieved though evidence-based care processes,” said Ed Epperson, president and CEO of Carson Tahoe Health. “We are committed to providing the quality of care and service that patients should expect on a daily basis.’

Sierra Surgery Hospital will be recognized in the Joint Commissions Improving America’s Hospitals annual report as well as on The Joint Commission’s website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

For more information on Sierra Surgery Hospital, contact (775) 883-1700 or visit www.sierrasurgery.com.