Corpus Christi Medical Center November 21, 2014

Corpus Christi Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition for from The Joint Commission for Second Year.

Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC), an HCA Affiliated Hospital, has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. CCMC was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care . In addition, CCMC is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

This is the second year that CCMC has been recognized as a Top Performer. CCMC was recognized in 2012 and again in 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure pneumonia and surgical care. CCMC is the only hospital in the Coastal Bend, and one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

“We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row; it means that patients can depend on Corpus Christi Medical Center for high-quality health care and validation of the exceptional care our physicians and staff provide,” said Jay Woodall, chief executive officer at Corpus Christi Medical Center.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

-Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;

-Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and

-Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Corpus Christi Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit