AUGUSTA, GA – Trinity Hospital 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 third time Trinity 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 Trinity with confidence, knowing that we strive
to provide excellent care every day,” said Jason Studley, Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Hospital. “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. Trinity Hospital
has been specifically recognized for the excellent care provided in the areas of Heart Attack,
Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
Trinity is one of just 314 hospitals to have achieved this accomplishment for three consecutive
years. It was recognized in 2011 for performance on accountability measure data for Heart Attack,
Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care and in 2012 for Heart Attack, Pneumonia and Surgical
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 Trinity 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.
About Trinity Hospital of Augusta
As the area’s only faith-based hospital, Trinity Hospital of Augusta is an acute care hospital offering
progressive health care through cutting-edge technology. For more than 60 years, the hospital has
provided surgical, and inpatient and outpatient services to meet the community’s needs. Accredited
by The Joint Commission, Trinity Hospital is recognized as a provider of quality health care designed
to meet its patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The hospital offers a range of services, including emergency care, bariatric services, women’s health
services, cardiopulmonary, obstetrics, neonatal intensive care unit, radiology, sleep lab, geriatric
psychiatry and wound healing.
2260 Wrightsboro Rd.
Augusta, GA 30904