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PRH Earns - Top Performer' Recognition from The Joint Commission

November 13, 2012

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Portsmouth Regional Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission (TJC), the leading accrediting agency of health care organizations in America. Portsmouth Regional Hospital was recognized for the second time by TJC for its performance in evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

In the state of NH only four hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers in caring for patients, and only 405 in the entire United States, placing us among the top 14% of hospitals nationwide earning the distinction on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.

“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 such as Portsmouth Regional Hospital, that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of 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 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital—safe, effective care. That’s why Portsmouth Regional Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Donna Fitts, Vice President of Quality Systems and Risk Management.

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Portsmouth Regional Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at www.qualitycheck.org.