Quality

Johnston Health is committed to providing the highest quality of 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.

Johnston Health voluntarily participates in quality and performance metrics to measure our adherence to standards set by The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The data from these metrics 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, immunizations, stroke, venous thromboembolism therapy, and perinatal care at Johnston Health for July 2013 – June 2014. View our glossary of terms for a better understanding of specific conditions.

CORE MEASURES JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014 DISCHARGES
Condition Johnston Health State Performance National Performance
Heart Attack (AMI)
Aspirin prescribed at discharge 96% of 28 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 100% of 25 patients 99% 99%
Heart Failure
Discharge instructions 87% of 115 patients 97% 95%
Evalutation of LVS function 100% of 332 patients 100% 99%
ACEI or ARB for LVSD 99% of 74 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 267 minutes based on 451 patients 300 minutes 270 minutes
Admit decision time to ED departure time for admitted patients 65 minutes based on 447 patients 100 minutes 100 minutes
Immunization
Pneumococcal immunization 95% of 641 patients 93% 90%
Influenza immunization 96% of 536 patients 93% 90%

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