Brenham hospital earns Top Performer recognition

- The Joint Commission names hospital for excellent performance -

BRENHAM, Texas – Scott & White Hospital – Brenham, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

"Being named as a top quality performer is great news to our organization, and to the patients and families who depend on the Brenham hospital for their care," said Jason Jennings, FACHE, chief executive officer for Scott & White Healthcare - College Station Region. "We see that obtaining Joint Commission recognition for performance in quality is another step toward achieving excellence in our commitment to the public we serve."

Scott & White Hospital – Brenham was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

"The Brenham hospital, and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement," says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer for The Joint Commission. "We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients."

A list of the hospitals recognized by The Joint Commission is available on their website at http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx

About Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The new system includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan.For More Information visit: www.BaylorScottandWhite.com

* based on unaudited fiscal year 2013 financial statements 

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For more information, contact:

Sarah Marrs
smarrs@sw.org

November 1, 2013


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