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Johnston Health named a Top Performer

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of hospitals, has recognized Johnston Health as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

In its 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” The Joint Commission recognized Johnston Health for attaining and sustaining excellence in performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Johnston Health is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 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, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive of The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Johnston Health for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.

Chuck Elliott is president and chief executive of Johnston Health. “We understand what matters most to patients at Johnston Health is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” he said. “That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.

“Johnston Health is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” Elliott said.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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