Centinela Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been
named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by
The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting
and accrediting organization for hospitals. For the third year in a row,
Centinela Hospital earned quality keys in the areas of heart attack care,
heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care. The Joint Commission
recognition is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes
that are shown to improve care for these conditions. Centinela Hospital
is one of only 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures Centinela Hospital
earned 95% or above on all performance targets. Says Linda Bradley, CEO
of the hospital, "This is a great accomplishment for the hospital
and for our community as well. Excellent care is something all patients
expect and deserve and all hospitals work to achieve. It is not an easy
goal to reach; it takes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our
physicians and the entire hospital staff."
In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, Centinela Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality
Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). "Centinela Hospital has demonstrated an exceptional commitment
to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,"
says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief
executive officer, The Joint Commission.