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Joint Commission Recognizes JBVA as a “Top Performer”

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JBVAMC takes pride in being named as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission for the second year in a row. A large banner at the entrance to the Atrium Pavilion shares the good news with anyone entering the facility.

JBVAMC takes pride in being named as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission for the second year in a row. A large banner at the entrance to the Atrium Pavilion shares the good news with anyone entering the facility.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Congratulations to Jesse Brown VA, which is being recognized by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Top Performer on key quality measures for the second year in a row.  JBVAMC is one of only 620 medical centers nationwide to receive this designation.

Last year, JBVAMC was among only 420 medical centers that received this recognition.

TJC uses evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes to identify the medical centers and critical access hospitals that are top performers. Data was based on performance related to 22 accountability measures, including measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.  To be designated as a Top Performer, medical centers have to meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for each and every accountability measure for which they report data.

Of the 152 VA medical centers nationwide, only eight have been recognized as a Top Performer for two years in a row, putting VBVAMC in a very exclusive group. Medical Center Director Michael A. Anaya, Sr. expressed his pride in the accomplishments of the entire JBVAMC staff.

“Our Jesse Brown family incorporates service and the treatment of care as one defined experience that needs to be above the expectation of our Veterans,” Anaya said.  “Being recognized by The Joint Commission for a second year in a row confirms the strong quality driven effort of our health system team.

“Putting our Veterans in the center of all we do, we have enhanced our performance and the benefit at the patient level.”

JBVAMC was also notified in October that it had been accredited by CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International for a period of three years – through June 15, 2015 – for the following seven programs:

  • Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP)
  • Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (PRRC)
  • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
  • Homeless
  • Pain
  • Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Program

This was a first time accreditation for the PRRC, CWT and Pain programs.  A CARF reviewer noted it was the first time a medical center had ever been reviewed and received accreditation for seven separate programs.