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(West Chester, PA) - Chester County Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Annual Ranking by Vizient, Inc. Chester County Hospital was one of 121 healthcare facilities ranked in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking, which has been conducted annually since 2005.
"Delivering patient-centered, efficient, effective, safe, and equitable quality care to the community we serve is at the forefront of Chester County Hospital's mission. The hard work and focus the hospital’s team puts forth to achieve this superior performance year over year is remarkable and evident with this recognition," shared Karen Pinsky, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Chester County Hospital.
This year, 565 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in five domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency and patient-centeredness. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance in core measures data, the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
“It's an honor to have Chester County Hospital recognized as a leader in quality performance. Treating each person that comes through our doors as our family, friend, and neighbor is at the forefront of our care philosophy. I am proud of the dedication and compassion that the hospital’s employees share with our community and one another," Michael Duncan, Chester County Hospital President and CEO, added.
The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
"As hospitals and healthcare systems continue to provide patient care during these unprecedented times, it's important to recognize their accomplishments," said David Levine, group senior vice president, analytics and data science for Vizient. "This year, all Vizient member accomplishments will be celebrated in November at the Vizient Connections Education Summit."
About Chester County Hospital
Founded in 1892 as the county's first hospital, the non-profit has grown into a 309-bed acute-care inpatient facility in West Chester, PA. It also has outpatient services in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, West Grove, Jennersville, and Kennett Square, PA. In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine, which is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to medical education, biomedical research, and excellent patient care. In addition to quality-driven medical and surgical services, Chester County Hospital also offers home health, inpatient hospice and skilled nursing care; occupational medicine; outpatient laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services; wound care; cardiopulmonary rehab; and a prenatal clinic for the underserved. In 2020, Chester County Hospital completed the largest expansion in its history. The project welcomed a state-of-the-art procedural platform with 15 operating room suites, a 99-bed patient tower, a new main entrance and an expanded and renovated Emergency Department. Learn More About Chester County Hospital! >>