Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has been nationally recognized for its quality patient care by The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of health care organizations.
The hospital was named to the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures list for using evidence-based clinical treatments to improve care for several conditions—including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care, according to a news release from Scripps.
Scripps Encinitas is among 620 hospitals to earn the distinction, which represents the top 18 percent of the nation’s accredited hospitals reporting data.
Locally, Scripps Encinitas is the only North County hospital to make list. Other hospitals across San Diego County to make this list include: Scripps Green in La Jolla, Sharp Memorial in Kearny Mesa, Kaiser in Grantville, and Paradise Valley in National City (complete list attached).
The Joint Commission based its ratings on an aggregation of accountability measure data, which was collected during the 2011 calendar year. Each of the hospitals that made the list met two 95 percent performance thresholds. In a nutshell, the 95 percent score means a hospital delivered quality, evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide it. For example, that could be anything from giving aspirin to heart attack patients on arrival, or giving antibiotics to patients one hour before surgery.