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More than 1,200 hospitals named Joint Commission ‘Top Performers’
Modern Healthcare

The number of hospitals that made the Joint Commission’s “Top Performer” list increased again this year, even with the addition of new measures.

A total of 1,224 U.S. hospitals made the annual list, which recognizes accredited facilities for outcomes on key quality measures reported the previous year. The list released Thursday reflects more than one-third of the hospitals accredited by the organization.

“The nationwide implementation of evidence-based quality improvement processes is working,” said Dr. Mark Chassin, president and CEO of the Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based accrediting organization. “Achieving these criteria is not easy. This represents real progress.”