Jupiter Medical Center is proud to be named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures - a distinction that serves as a testament to the quality of care we provide and the integrity in our practices. As a Joint Commission accredited hospital, Jupiter Medical Center diligently measures its performance and uses evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, surgery, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. The Medical Center’s Board Quality Committee ensures key quality measures and data are reported to both the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Core Measures describe the basic care that should be provided to patients in the hospital, based on research and national standards. For example, was aspirin prescribed at arrival and discharge for patients with a heart attack? Was an initial antibiotic received within six hours of hospital arrival for patients with pneumonia, and, for surgical patients, were antibiotics administered within one hour prior to surgical incision and discontinued within 48 hours after the end of surgery? Did the patient with heart failure receive complete discharge instructions?
The chart above compares how Jupiter Medical Center ranks from a clinical and quality excellence standpoint compared to other nationally known Academic Medical Centers throughout the country. Jupiter Medical Center is leading the way in quality even among these prestigious healthcare institutions.
The core measure scores shown below are based on a composite metric of dozens of hospital quality measures. The statistics below show the percentage of patients at Jupiter Medical Center who received the recommended care for heart attack, surgery, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. You can also see how Jupiter Medical Center compares to the top 10% of hospitals in the nation, which are facilities that are considered world-class for quality.
Scientific evidence has shown that hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide care that's known to get the best results for most patients. The statistics above show Jupiter Medical Center's compliance with best practices for preventing complications after certain surgeries, including: colon surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery.
Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. The statistics above show the percentage of patients at Jupiter Medical Center who received the recommended care for heart failure.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. The statistics above show the percentage of patients at Jupiter Medical Center who received the recommended care for pneumonia.
A stroke occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. Without oxygen, brain cells start to die after a few minutes. Jupiter Medical Center is proud to be a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a distinction bestowed by The Joint Commission. The statistics above show the percentage of patients at Jupiter Medical Center who received the recommended care for stroke.