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Mission Hospital Earns Top Performer Status in Heart Care

ASHEVILLE, NC – Mission Hospital has been named a top performer in heart attack treatment and rewarded for delivering high quality care in a total of five clinical areas by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Based on fourth-year results from the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project, Mission Hospital placed in the top 20 percent of hospitals for treatment of acute myocardial infarction, heart attack. Mission exceeded median level scores in coronary artery bypass graft, hip and knee replacement, treatment of heart failure, and pneumonia.

“Providing outstanding patient care has always been the primary mission of Mission Hospital,” said Dale Fell, Mission’s Chief Medical Officer. “This project has allowed us to benchmark ourselves against some of the best hospitals in the country. Our Top Performer status is a testament to the excellent patient care provided by our physicians and staff.”

For its performance, Mission will receive an incentive payment of $142,891 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, who awarded payments of approximately $12 million to 225 hospitals.

Over the course of the first four years of the project, Mission has received 11 overall awards, including (seven Top Performance and four Attainment) in five clinical areas, receiving $847,928 in awards. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded more than $36.5 million overall over the first four years of the project.

“The successes of the hospitals – small and large, urban and rural, teaching and non-teaching – in the HQID project have led to its consideration as the basis for key national health reforms,” said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO. “As the proposal of a national value-based purchasing program becomes a reality, hospitals participating in HQID will have six years experience with such a model.”

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