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HCA Virginia Hospitals Earn Top Performer Distinction by the Joint Commission

October 30, 2013

Richmond, Va. (Oct. 30, 2013)HCA Virginia’s Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, Henrico Doctors’ Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals and John Randolph Medical Center have each been selected as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission – one of the nation’s leading accreditors of healthcare organizations.

The Joint Commission recognized these hospitals for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. They are among 1,099 hospitals in the country earning this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measures.

“HCA Virginia has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during 2012. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

In addition, Top Performer hospitals achieved cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; achieved performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above.

Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals and John Randolph Medical Center will be recognized in the “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, on The Joint Commission web site and The Joint Commission Quality Check website at qualitycheck.org.

The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program supports and provides an incentive for organizations to continually improve. The program also provides an opportunity for top-performing hospitals to celebrate their achievement of excellence in accountability measure performance.

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care programs and organizations in the United States. For more information, visit jointcommission.org.

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