Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital, all members of Catholic Health Services, have been ranked Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.  They are among just four Long Island hospitals to achieve this designation. The ratings are based on an aggregation from the accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.

“We strive to deliver quality care.  The Joint Commission’s ranking recognizes our hospitals’ extraordinary level of commitment to sustaining this level of care across a wide spectrum of performance measures,” said CHS Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer  Dr. Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy.  “Everyone at CHS is proud of the patient care teams at Good Samaritan, Mercy and St. Charles.”

Earning a place on the Top Performers list for the fourth consecutive year, St. Charles, Port Jefferson, most recently received this recognition for pneumonia, surgical care and stroke measures.  For a second year, Mercy, Rockville Centre, excelled in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Good Samaritan, West Islip, excelled in measures of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The three hospitals achieved a performance of 95% or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures in data reported to The Joint Commission, for every one of which each hospital also met a 95% performance threshold, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.