Miller Children’s Recognized for Children’s Asthma Care

Miller Children’s is one of three hospitals in California earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, by The Joint Commission, for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in children’s asthma. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

To earn this prestigious recognition, Miller Children’s must receive a 95% score. This means Miller Children’s provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.

Miller Children’s Pediatric Pulmonary Center offers “total pulmonary care,” meaning board-certified specialists and care teams in pulmonary, asthma, allergy and immunology, work together to cover the entire pediatric respiratory spectrum.

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Miller Children’s offers fully integrated, state-of-the-art, respiratory care for children from birth to 21 years with conditions involving the lungs and respiratory system such as, asthma. Miller Children’s specialized asthma program ensures children receive a comprehensive care plan that will manage their symptoms from diagnosis to treatment.

“Miller Children’s and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Miller Children’s is safe, effective care,” said Diana Hendel, PharmD, CEO, Miller Children’s, Long Beach Memorial and Community Hospital Long Beach. “That’s why Miller Children’s has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Miller Children’s is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.”


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