Quality

Johnston Health is committed to providing the highest quality care possible to our patients.  Our goal is to provide safe and effective treatment to all of the patients in Johnston County and beyond.  As a community hospital, we treat every patient like our friend and neighbor, and want them to feel that they have received excellent clinical care and customer service. We collect data and report on our quality of clinical care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.

Johnston Health voluntarily participates in quality and performance surveys to measure our adherence to standards set by The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The data from these surveys is used to compare our quality of care with other hospitals throughout North Carolina and the nation.

The Core Measures are derived from a set of quality indicators defined by the CMS. These indicators have been shown to reduce the risk of complications and prevent recurrences in the majority of patients who come to a hospital for treatment of a condition or illness. Core Measures help hospitals improve the quality of patient care by focusing on the actual results of care.

Below are the Core Measure results for care and treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery, emergency treatment, and immunizations at Johnston Health for 2012. View our glossary of terms for a better understanding of specific conditions.

CORE MEASURES APRIL 2012 – MARCH 2013 DISCHARGES      
Condition Johnston Health State Performance National Performance
Heart Attack (AMI)      
Aspirin prescribed at discharge 93% of 30 patients 100% 99%
Fibrinolytic therapy received within 30 minutes of hospital arrival N/A 67% 61%
Primary PCI received within 90 minutes of hospital arrival N/A 97% 95%
Statin prescribed at discharge 97% of 31 patients 99% 98%
Heart Failure      
Discharge instructions 96% of 294 patients 96% 94%
Evalutation of LVS function 99% of 350 patients 100% 99%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD 97% of 95 patients 98% 97%
Pneumonia      
Blood cultures performed in ED prior to initial antibiotic received in hospital 98% of 264 patients 98% 98%
Initial antibiotic selection for CAP in immunocompetent patient 91% of 162 patients 97% 95%
Surgical Care Improvement Project      
Prophylactic antibiotic received within 1 hour prior to surgical incision 99% of 243 patients 99% 99%
Prophylactic antibiotic selection for surgical patients 100% of 243 patients 99% 99%
Prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time 96% of 231 patients 98% 98%
Urinary catheter removed on postoperative day 1 or postoperative day 2 95% of 260 patients 98% 97%
Surgery patients with perioperative temperature management 100% of 425 patients 100% 100%
Surgery patients on beta-blocker therapy prior to arrival who received a beta-blocker during the perioperative period 95% of 165 patients 99% 97%
Surgery patients who received appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to surgery to 24 hours after surgery 95% of 351 patients 99% 98%
Emergency Department      
Median time from ED arrival to ED departure for admitted ED patients 312 minutes based on 577 patients 306 minutes 275 minutes
Admit decision time to ED departure time for admitted patients 89 minutes based on 570 patients 110 minutes 97 minutes
Immunization      
Pneumococcal immunization 95% of 641 patients 93% 90%
Influenza immunization 96% of 536 patients 93% 90%

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