For Immediate Release
March 6, 2013
TRILLIUM HEALTH PARTNERS’ RESULTS SHOW QUALITY OF CARE ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Care for Heart Attack Patients among areas where the hospital is outperforming
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners results in the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s (CIHI) Canadian Hospital Reporting Project (CHRP), show that the organization is better together as their performance rates improve over the last year.
The organization’s Credit Valley Hospital had 18 of 21 metrics above the national average and Trillium Health Centre had 16 of 21 metrics above the national average. These results are an improvement on those in last year’s CHRP, where Trillium Health Partners tied for the best ranked hospital in the GTA.
“These results speak to the fact that our organization is committed to the highest level of performance and quality care,” said Dr. Dante Morra, Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Partners.
Among the most notable indicators for Trillium Health Partners was their rate for 28-day readmission after acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, which was well below the national average. This was also the case with the 30-day in-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction.
These results are due in part to Trillium Health Partners’ Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). As part of the QIP Trillium Health partners had a number of targets and initiatives around cardiac care including Chronic Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pneumonia, amongst others. The focus on these areas is what has allowed the organization to attain their improved standings.
“Providing the best quality care for our patients is our passion, which means we are never satisfied,” said Dr. Morra. “These results provide us with a small snapshot of how our hospital is performing. We are happy with the results; however, we believe there is always room for improvement. ”
“These results speak to the incredible work of our staff and physicians,” said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. “We are extremely proud of the hard work of our front-line staff and their commitment to provide our patients with the very best quality of care each and every day.”
Dr. Morra added, “Although it is not captured in this data, one of the benefits of merging these two high performing organizations is that we have been able to implement best practices across the organization to improve patient care.”
About Trillium Health Partners:
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based academically affiliated acute care facilities in North America, serving the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is focused on partnership across the health care system in order to deliver on our priorities and realize our long-term vision – a complete system of care that is organized around patients. As partners in creating a new kind of health care, we are Better Together.
For more information: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
905-848-7580 ext. 3832