Quality & Safety Awards

 A proven leader in quality outcomes and ratings for medical and surgical specialties, Jameson Health System drives top clinical performance with expert-trained physician talent and skilled, compassionate staff, focused as a team to deliver patient-centered excellence with every experience.

  • Maximum Achievement Level Recognition
    Highmark QualityBLUE, 2012 Initiatives
    obtained Maximum Achievement Level for 2012 focused initiatives: Sepsis (100%), Diabetes Management, Readmissions (100%) and CLABSI - Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (100%)

  • UnitedHealthcare Gold Star Program Recognition
     UnitedHealthcare, 2012
    Recognized as a leader in hospital-acquired infectious disease reduction. Effective care was measured by the percentage decrease of hospital-acquired infections as documented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Technical Report. Jameson Hospital has been recognized for comparatively low instances of infection for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), surgical site infections, central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and Methicillin-ResistantReduction Staphlyococcusaureus (MRSA). 

  • Regional Best Practice Hospital for Surgical Safety
    Highmark QualityBLUE, 2011
    lowest infection rates, highest quality outcome assurance, patient-focused practices
  • Recognized as a leader in the nation; 2012, 2011, 2010 
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Cardiac Interventions
    • Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
    • Critical & Pulmonary Care
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment & Outcomes
  • Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Award: CAUTI Prevention
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2011
    eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) in the hospital for 12 consecutive months · view certificate
     CAUTIs are the most common nonsocomial (acute care and extended care facilities) infection - they are costly, potentially lethal and account for approximately 40% of all nonsocomial infections

  • The Joint Commission Goal Seal of Approval
    The Joint Commission, 2011 - 2013
    meeting explicit national standards for healthcare quality and safety 
    Jameson Hospital and Jameson Hospice
  • Maternity Care Center Ranked Highest Nationwide for Patient Satisfaction & Experiences, 2011
    Press Ganey & Associates, 2011
     99th percentile patient surveyed satisfaction rating of 1,759 hospitals surveyed by third-party, Press Ganey & Associates

  • Maximum Achievement Level Recognition
    Highmark Quality BLUE, 2011 Initiatives
    obtained Maximum Achievement Level for 2011 focused initiatives: Surgical Safety (100%, Regional Best Practice Hospital), Diabetes Management, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (VTE) and Emergency Department Throughput

  • Community Value Five-Star Hospital 
    Cleverley & Associates, 2011
    the CVI suggests that a hospital provides value to the community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure, has reasonable charges and provides high quality care to patients

  • Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Award: CLABSI Prevention
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2010

    eliminating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) for a 15-month period hospital-wide 

  • Maternity Care Center Perinatal Award
    Highmark QualityBLUE, 2010
    recognized with Highest Rate of Compliance with the Elective Induction Bundle for the Program Year, decreasing elective inductions prior to 39 weeks gestation for newborn safety 

  • Maximum Achievement Level Recognition
    Highmark Quality BLUE, 2010 Initiatives
    obtained Maximum Achievement Level for 2010 focused initiatives: Reducing hospital-acquired infections implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (VTE), decreasing the number of inductions less than 39 weeks gestation and Increased ER Efficiencies/Emergency Department Throughput

  • VHA Leadership Award: Cardiac Care Excellence
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2010
    recognized as a leader in cardiac care prevention, diagnostics & interventions

  • VHA Certificate of Excellence: Congestive Heart Failure CORE Measure Indicators
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2010
    ratings in nationally rated standards of care treatment

  • Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Award: CAUTI Prevention
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2009
    eliminating Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) for 14 months, hospital-wide
     CAUTIs are the most common nonsocomial (acute care and extended care facilities) infection - they are costly, potentially lethal and account for approximately 40% of all nonsocomial infections

  • Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Award: Cardiac Care Excellence
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2009
    high rankings for cardiac care treatment and outcomes

  • Western Pennsylvania Council Safety Council Award
    Western Pennsylvania Council, 2009

  • CMS Quality Measure Performance Level: 99.37%
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 2009

  •  Best Practice Award for Risk Management
    • Transportation Safety Form to communicate information to staff when patients are transferred to departments or outside of the hospital
    • Maternity Care Center’s code for rapid simultaneous activation of the OB team during emergency obstetrical situations
    • Use of Root Cause Analysis process for potentially serious events
    • Credentialing Process used to establish criteria when physicians request to perform a new procedure or treatment
    • Infection Control Rate
  • Maximum Achievement Level Recognition
    Highmark Quality BLUE, 2009 Initiatives
    obtained Maximum Achievement Level for 2010 focused initiatives: CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection) Prevention, MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Reduction Staphlyococcus aureus), launch of SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Project) and reduction of CLABSI (Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections)

  • Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Award
    Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2009
    for greatest improvements in CAUTI, MRSA, CLABSI and SCIP