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 failure, pneumonia, surgery, emergency treatment, immunizations, stroke and perinatal care at Johnston Health for April 2014- January 2015. View our glossary of terms for a better understanding of specific conditions.

CORE MEASURES APRIL 2014 – January 2015 DISCHARGES
Condition Johnston Health State Performance National Performance
Heart Failure
Evalutation of LVS function 100% of 188 patients 100% 99%
Pneumonia
Initial antibiotic selection for CAP in immunocompetent patient 96% of 95 patients 98% 96%
Surgical Care Improvement Project
Prophylactic antibiotic received within 1 hour prior to surgical incision 100% of 119 patients 99% 99%
Prophylactic antibiotic selection for surgical patients 100% of 119 patients 99% 99%
Prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time 99% of 116 patients 99% 98%
Urinary catheter removed on postoperative day 1 or postoperative day 2 100% of 100 patients 99% 98%
Surgery patients on beta-blocker therapy prior to arrival who received a beta-blocker during the perioperative period 97% of 68patients 99% 98%
Surgery patients who received appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to surgery to 24 hours after surgery 100% of 156 patients 100% 100%
Emergency Department
Median time from ED arrival to ED departure for admitted ED patients 285 minutes based on 579 patients Avg: 178 min Avg: 343 minutes
Admit decision time to ED departure time for admitted patients 75 minutes based on 579 patients Avg: 40 min Avg: 134 minutes
Immunization
Influenza immunization 99% of 509 patients 96% 94%
Stroke
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis 95% of 77 patients 98% 97%
Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy 100% of 85 patients 100% 99%
Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter 100% of 11 patients 97% 97%
Thrombolytic Therapy 100% of 1 patient 84% 83%
Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Hospital Day 2 98% of 88 patients 98% 98%
Discharged on Statin Medication 97% of 76 patients 98% 97%
Stroke Education 97% of 60 patients 96% 94%
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99% of 85 patients 99% 98%
Perinatal Care (PC)
Elective Delivery 1% of 83 patients 2% 3%

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