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Providence St Joseph Medical Center Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition

September 19, 2012

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance, and was recognized for its achievement on the following measure set: Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is safe, effective care. That’s why Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says James Kiser, Chief Executive.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”