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For the second time in two years, Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) in Brighton has been 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.
PVMC is one of only 20 hospitals in Colorado and 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning this distinction. Inclusion on the list is based on accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. In 2011, PVMC was one of only five Top Performers in Colorado.
Recognized for exemplary performance, PVMC achieved excellent thresholds for heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care. To be named a top performer, all measures must have a performance rate of 95% or better.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why we are committed to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” explained PVMC President and CEO John Hicks. “We are proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.
“Platte Valley Medical Center has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of this achievement,” says The Joint Commission President and Chief Executive Officer Mark. R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P. M.P.H. “Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching the tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”
In addition to being included in this month’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospital’s” annual report, Platte Valley Medical Center is recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check their website Quality Check Website. The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source. Visit the Joint Commission Annual Report Website for the report details.