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.