Evanston Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized as
Top Performer for the 2nd Time
List Published by The Joint Commission Honors Exemplary Care
Evanston, WY – Evanston Regional Hospital (ERH) has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. This is the second time ERH has earned the designation.
Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures. The prestigious annual list was released today in the Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”
“This honor means that our community can turn to Evanston Regional Hospital with confidence, knowing that we provide excellent care every day,” said George Winn, Chief Executive Officer. “Following evidence-based clinical protocols close to 100 percent of the time is not an easy goal to reach, but one that has been achieved through the dedication of our physicians, nurses, and other caregivers.”
Top Performers are recognized each year for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, inpatient psychiatric services, and immunizations. ERH was recognized in 2011 and 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for surgical care.
“We are proud of our physicians and clinical staff for their hard work to provide safe, effective care
across the hospital,” said Dr. Barraclough, Chief of Staff. “The Joint
Commission’s recognition of our efforts is very gratifying for our entire team.”
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO of The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Evanston Regional Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
For more information about the Top Performers program, please visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
Evanston Regional Hospital is a 42-bed, Joint Commission-accredited facility in a rural community located in Southwestern Wyoming only 45 minutes from Park City, Utah and an hour away from Salt Lake City. ERH offers 24-hour emergency care staffed by physicians and nurses. The emergency room boasts an average 15-minute wait time. ERH recently began its hospitalist program providing continuous, in-house doctor availability. ERH earned the 2011 and 2013 Joint Commission Top Performer Award for Surgical Cases as well as 4 Quality Achievement Awards and 2 Commitment to Quality Awards since 2008 from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. ERH is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ERH’s services include physical therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep lab, laboratory services, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography, echocardiography, CT, MRI, labor & delivery, a dialysis unit, family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, podiatry, general surgery, ENT, orthopedic surgery and more. For more information about ERH and its services, please call (307) 789-3636.
190 Arrowhead Drive
Evanston, WY 82930