Hospital Earns Top Performer on Asthma Care from The Joint Commission

The hospital is one of three children’s hospitals nationwide to be named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Four-hundred-five hospitals made the list for their quality care in conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Children’s hospitals were ranked in one area – children’s asthma.

"We are the largest provider of asthma care in the region and we very proud of our patient outcomes in our Division of Allergy and Immunology which includes asthma care,” said Michelle Stephenson, RN, chief patient services officer and chief nurse executive. “Being named a top performer in this area by The Joint Commission reinforces our national ranking of 19th in the nation by US News & World Report for pediatric pulmonary care (including asthma).”

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients. 

“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH, president, The Joint Commission.

The hospital is recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.​

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, is a 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lurie Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll rankings. Lurie Children’s provides pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 149,000 children each year.

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