The Robley Rex VA Medical Center was named as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
The recognition is based on exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Robley Rex VAMC was recognized for achieving 95 percent performance thresholds for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.
Medical Center Director Wayne L. Pfeffer praised the medical center’s staff for their dedication in providing the highest quality care to Veterans. “We at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center are pleased to be recognized among the top tier of health care facilities in the nation,” said Pfeffer. “We understand that what means most to patients is safe, effective, compassionate care. Our medical center is setting the gold standard for health care delivery, and we want Veterans to be confident that they are receiving the very best care available anywhere.”
The Robley Rex VAMC is among the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011, and is the only hospital in the city of Louisville to be recognized.
The VAMC is included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, online at http://www.jointcommission.org/annualreport.aspx and on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website www.qualitycheck.org. The list of top performing hospitals and the measure set(s) for which they were recognized are available online at http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.