Rowan Regional recognized as 'Top Performer'

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SALISBURY — Rowan Regional Medical Center today was 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.
Rowan Regional was recognized for meeting required thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care categories.
For the first time, The Joint Commission is recognizing hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. As a top performer, Rowan Regional is one of 405 hospitals in the United States and 15 in North Carolina earning this distinction.
Recognition was based on data reported to The Joint Commission in 2010. Rowan Regional had to meet two thresholds:
• Achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above.
• Meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure.
“Excellent care, in every dimension, is something that all patients expect and deserve and providing this level of care takes the dedication of the entire hospital staff,” RRMC President Dari Caldwell said. “To be publicly recognized by The Joint Commission as a top-performing hospital is truly an honor.”
In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Rowan Regional will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website, www.qualitycheck.org .
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org .

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