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Three Presbyterian Hospitals Named “Top Performers” by the Joint Commission

Release Date:

October 3, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Three Presbyterian hospitals were recognized by the Joint Commission, the nation’s major hospital accreditation board, as “Top Performers” on key quality measures.

Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso and Socorro General Hospital in Socorro were three of the five New Mexico hospitals to receive this distinction.

The Joint Commission’s program recognizes hospitals that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. This year, 620 hospitals were recognized, which represent the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

“It is an honor to have three Presbyterian hospitals receive this distinction,” said Kathy Davis, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer. “Presbyterian is committed to delivering high quality care and this recognition demonstrates our ability to meet rigorous standards and to have our performance externally validated.”

The program is based on data reported about processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke and venous thromboembolism.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and its largest provider of care. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.

Press Contact:

Niki Allcorn
Communications Specialist
E-mail: nallcorn@phs.org 
505-923-6535

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