December 16, 2014 (Jamaica, NY)-Jamaica Hospital Medical Center has been rated as one of New York CityÛªs top performing hospitals by The Joint Commission-which is the nationÛªs oldest and leading authority in patient care standards. The hospital has also been recognized to be the only hospital in Queens to appear on the list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program. Jamaica Hospital earned recognition for its quality of care in treating patients with heart attacks, pneumonia, surgical care and heart failure.
According to The Joint Commission each of the top performers must, ÛÏ1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and(within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. ÛÏ
The designation is an honor for staff and physicians who worked tirelessly to achieve this goal. ÛÏWe are committed in following the best and most recognized standard of care,Û said Dr. Romuald Slota, director of Jamaica HospitalÛªs Clinical Resource Management. Dr. Slota continued, ÛÏWe follow each patient to make sure that they receive the best care from the time they are admitted to the time they are released.Û
Jamaica Hospital has also implemented several community and support programs, such as the Transitional Care Unit to bridge the continuity in care beyond a patientÛªs release. ÛÏMaintaining excellent patient relationships has always been a priority for this facility,Û and ÛÏWe want the community to know that we will continue to work hard and make strides in providing the best quality of care,Û said Dr. Slota.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center serves a population greater than 1.2 million in Queens and eastern Brooklyn. This 424-bed medical center is an accredited community teaching hospital with a large network of community-based ambulatory care centers. JHMC offers an array of acute inpatient, rehabilitation and mental health services, and is one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in New York City. The hospital provides general medical, pediatric, and dental services, in addition to home health services. Jamaica Hospital Medical CenterÛªs mission is to serve patients and the community in a way that is second to none. For additional information, please contact Public Affairs at 718-206-6020.