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Central Virginia Hospitals Earn Recognition from The Joint Commission

September 14, 2011

Award demonstrates commitment to quality care

Richmond, VA, September 14, 2011 Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals and John Randolph Medical Center today were 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. These three HCA Virginia Health System hospitals are the only facilities in the central Virginia area to be named to this list based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals and John Randolph Medical Center were among only 405 U.S. hospitals and 12 Virginia hospitals earning the distinction of top performers on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the top-performer list of the Joint Commission's inaugural annual recognition program is based on 2010 data.

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures, a hospital must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.

"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 that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality care," says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P, M.P.H, president, The Joint Commission.

"We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, quality healthcare," says Peter Marmerstein, FACHE, CEO, Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. "That's why we are committed to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes."

"Today's healthcare consumer has more access than ever to data about health outcomes and quality metrics," said James Bush, M.D., Medical Director of Quality at John Randolph Medical Center. "This list by The Joint Commission takes some very complicated, but critically important results and helps to simplify them for consumers."

In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check website www.qualitycheck.org.

About HCA Virginia Health System Central Virginia Market
With 1,800 beds, more than 6,600 employees and 1,600 affiliated physicians, the Central Virginia team of HCA Virginia Health System is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider and one of the largest private employers in Central Virginia. In Central Virginia, HCA Virginia Health System operates seven hospitals along with freestanding surgery, imaging and family health centers. Our hospitals include Chippenham Hospital, Johnston-Willis Hospital, John Randolph Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Parham Doctors' Hospital, Retreat Doctors' Hospital, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center . For more information or to select a physician, please contact 800-888-DOCS or visit www.hcavirginia.com.

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