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|
|Evalutation of LVS function||100% of 188 patients||100%||99%|
|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%|
|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|
|Influenza immunization||99% of 509 patients||96%||94%|
|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%|