Top Performer

Beacon Children’s Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

LUVERNE, AL – Beacon Children’s Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Beacon Children’s Hospital was 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 for Inpatient Psychiatric Services. Beacon Children’s Hospital is one 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.

“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 Beacon Children’s Hospital 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 Beacon Children’s Hospital 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 Cindy Willamson, Beacon Children’s Hospital Administrator.“ Beacon Children’s Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

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Licenses and Accreditations

  • Alabama Department of Public Health, Psychiatric Hospital License
  • All programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Beacon Children's Hospital has earned The Joint Commision's Gold Seal of Approval.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission's on-site survey of Beacon Children's Hospital occured in August 2008.

"Beacon Children's Hospital's accreditation achievement is a demonstration of the organization's leadership and staff commitment to excellence," say Mary Cesare-Murphy, PhD., Executive Director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission accreditation required organizationwide dedication to providing safe, client-focused care, treatment and services."

Joint Commission accreditation involves not only preparing for a survey, but maintaining a high-level of quality and compliance with the latest standards. Beacon Children's Hospital has also undergone a thorough on-site survey by the State of Alabama. The outcome of both quality inspections provided authority for Medicare certification. Achieving accreditation makes a strong statement to the community about the hospital's efforts to provide the highest quality services. Joint Commission standards focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help health care organizations continuously improve patient safety efforts and quality of care.

The public may contact the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by either calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing