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GAMC Amongst the Highest Ranking Hospitals in the Nation

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The score puts GAMC amongst the highest ranking hospitals in the nation. The Joint Commission created ORYX, a performance measurement and improvement initiative, in 1997, and, in 2002, accredited hospitals like Glendale Adventist Medical Center began collecting data on core performance measures.

Hospitals are required to collect and transmit this data to the Joint Commission for compilation and analysis on a quarterly basis.

TJC reported that there were no "undesirable results" for patients treated for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia or surgery from 2011 thru first quarter of 2012. It showed, instead, that GAMC had "desirable performance" in all four categories of care.

"We are honored to get this ranking because it is another endorsement of our commitment to improve the health care of our patients through quality care based on the best medical evidence available," said Arby Nahapetian, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs Quality. "These great results are a tribute to our employees' and physician team's commitment to the safe and evidence based delivery of medical care."