MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Named “Top Performer” by The Joint Commission

MedStar Franklin Square has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission.

November 17, 2015

MedStar Franklin Square

Baltimore—(November 17, 2015)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The recognition endorses the hospital’s commitment to improving outcomes for patients with a range of conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, and prenatal care.

“MedStar Franklin Square is privileged to receive this recognition from The Joint Commission,” said Anthony Sclama, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Franklin Square. “It is a testimony to the commitment of our clinicians and all those that support them in providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients.”

The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that achieve excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for the following 12 conditions: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, tobacco use, substance use, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care.

To receive recognition as a Top Performer, MedStar Franklin Square had to meet the following performance criteria:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases
  • Having at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above

Click here  to learn more about the Top Performer program.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.