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Joint Commission ranks 620 hospitals as top performers on quality measures
Modern Healthcare

The Joint Commission has recognized 620 hospitals as top performers in quality and patient safety, up 53% from 405 hospitals last year. The designation is based on hospitals’ performance during 2011 across 45 accountability measures in areas such as pneumonia care, heart-failure care and inpatient psychiatric services. To make the list, hospitals had to receive a composite score of 95% or above on all of the accountability measures it reported to the Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based organization. Additionally, top-performing hospitals needed to meet or exceed the 95% performance mark on each of the accountability measures they reported.