Quality & Outcomes Data
World Class Healthcare at Jupiter Medical Center
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
Core Measures: Getting to the Core of Quality
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 stroke. You can also see how Jupiter Medical Center compares to the
top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation, which are facilities that are
considered world-class for quality.
Top Performances in Quality Care
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.