Both Trinity Bettendorf and Trinity Muscatine were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report"America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Trinity Bettendorf was recognized for quality care related to heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care measures while Trinity Muscatine was recognized for quality care in pneumonia, surgical care and VTE (venous thromboembolism) measure sets. Trinity Bettendorf and Trinity Muscatine are two of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of UnityPoint Health – Trinity for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

"We understand what matters most to patients at UnityPoint Health – Trinity is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Rick Seidler, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health – Trinity. "Trinity is proud to be named a Top Performeras it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program,


About Unity Point Health® -- Trinity

Unity Point Health® – Trinity is a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Trinity operates four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa, with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. It also includes affiliated entities the Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, Trinity Health Enterprises and the Trinity Health Foundation. Unity Point Health – Trinity’s leadership in quality and service excellence has helped earn top industry awards for patient safety, excellent outcomes and cost control. Its Illinois hospital campuses have been recognized twice on the Thomson Reuters "100 Top Hospitals” list and most recently its Bettendorf campus also achieved this ranking.

In December 2014 the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health was selected as one of four honorees nationwide for the Connect 4 Mental Health Community Innovations award that recognized its integration of behavioral health professionals within primary care settings and vice versa. In addition, Trinity Bettendorf has received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award ® as an America’s Best Hospitals for OB Care and also for Emergency Care. Recently Trinity Rock Island was recognized with the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

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