Cherry Hospital is one of only two psychiatric hospitals in North Carolina to be named among 1,099 hospitals nationwide for exemplary performance on specific quality measures during the 2012 calendar year.
As one of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, Cherry placed in the top 33 percent of the eligible hospitals in the United States that report performance data to the Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of healthcare organizations.
The recognition is for Cherry’s use of evidence-based clinical processes for Inpatient Psychiatric Services. To earn the designation, a hospital must achieve a score of 95 percent or higher for its composite performance score and on each individual area that comprises its assessment. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice.
"The Joint Commission’s Top Performer distinction highlights Cherry Hospital’s tremendous commitment to delivering the best care for its patients,” said Luckey Welsh, interim director of the DHHS Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities and CEO of Cherry Hospital. “I congratulate our Clinical Director Jim Mayo, M.D., and the rest of the team for their exemplary performance and commitment to quality.”
Cherry Hospital will be recognized on the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at qualitycheck.org . The Top Performer program also will be featured in December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.
The 190-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital serves the citizens of 38 eastern North Carolina counties and it is one of three state-run psychiatric hospitals in North Carolina.