Thursday, November 13, 2014 - HFM Receives Joint Commission Recognition

Holy Family Memorial, Inc. Earns 2013 ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’
Recognition from The Joint Commission

Holy Family Memorial today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. HFM was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.

Holy Family Memorial is in elite status with only 1/3 of U.S. hospitals to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. Thirty three hospitals in the state were recognized by The Joint Commission as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® while eighteen of those hospitals were recognized for three or more accountability measures as was Holy Family Memorial.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Holy Family Memorial is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Mark Herzog, President and CEO at Holy Family Memorial. HFM is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire staff,” said Herzog.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Holy Family Memorial for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above. 
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit 

Pictured are representatives of the areas at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center that received recognition by The Joint Commission as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Front Row (Left to Right):
Michael Wellner, Director of Cardiovascular Service Line, Director of Heart and Vascular Center
Jason Gillis, Quality Coordinator
Lisa Sherman, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, Director of Emergency Room and Surgical Services
Alison Denil, RN, BSN, Medical/Surgical Inpatient Manager

Middle Row (Left to Right):
Vicki Wetenkamp, Administrative Director – Clinical and Service Excellence
Jane W. Curran-Meuli, FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
Jane Jaeger, Clinical Applications Analyst

Back Row (Left to Right):
Steven Driggers, MD, Vice President Quality and Information Systems, Chief Medical Officer
Mary Schilder, Quality Management Team Leader and Risk Manager
Scott McMeans, Administrative Director – Advocacy and Change Management
Todd Nelson, MD, Associate Medical Director 

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