DMC's Hospitals Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

DETROIT--()--The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

“The DMC system is proud to be recognized by the Joint Commission for our continued achievements in quality and safety”

DMC's Harper/Hutzel, including the Heart Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving, Sinai-Grace and Huron Valley-Sinai hospitals were all 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 heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, perinatal care, stroke and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). In the United States only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals achieved the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

"The DMC system is proud to be recognized by the Joint Commission for our continued achievements in quality and safety," said DMC CEO Joe Mullany. "Through evidence-based care, we’ve continued to improve our care delivery process and patient outcomes to provide high-quality health care to all of our patients and their families. We are honored by this 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. The performance measures in the recognition program include: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the second consecutive year the entire DMC system of hospitals received the Top Performer recognition. Detroit Receiving received the recognition for four consecutive years in 2011 through 2014; Huron Valley-Sinai received the recognition in 2013, 2012 and 2011.

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

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all 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 the Detroit Medical Center 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.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit

About the Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates nine hospitals and institutes, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Heart Hospital. The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education. The Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

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