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Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Pembroke Among Nation's 'Top Performers on Key Quality Measures'

Two Memorial Healthcare System hospitals – Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Pembroke – have earned national recognition as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

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"To be ranked among the nation's top performers is an honor that reflects Memorial's dedication to delivering outstanding medical care in a patient- and family-centered environment," says Frank V. Sacco, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System. "We are extremely proud of this accomplishment."

This is the first year for the program, and the 2011 list is based on 2010 accountability measure data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children's asthma.

The 405 hospitals on the list represent the top 14 percent of the more than 3,000 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported data. To be recognized, an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above in the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure for which they report data.

Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Pembroke were acknowledged for achieving 95 percent performance thresholds in four adult measures: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

"Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top-performing hospitals such as Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Pembroke that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care," says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, President, The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission has designed and implemented quality of care measures for 25 years. The complete list of top-performing hospitals and more information about the measures is available from its 2011 Improving America's Hospitals annual report.