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Today, Cabell Huntington Hospital was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the US earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Cabell Huntington was recognized for its achievements in heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.
“Cabell Huntington Hospital is very proud to have earned national recognition through The Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures,” said Brent A. Marsteller, president and chief executive officer. “Our top priority is safe, effective care. And that’s why we’ve made a hospital-wide commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”
“Excellence in patient outcomes may sometimes be achieved through the aligned efforts of individuals and teams, but consistency is seldom achieved through effort alone,” said Hoyt J. Burdick, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of Cabell Huntington Hospital. “Consistent excellence has to be hard-wired into a high-reliability system that reduces unnecessary variation.”