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Walla Walla General Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer On Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Awards & Recognition

Walla Walla General Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. WWGH was selected for attaining and sustaining excellence in in three key measures: heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.

“It is our top priority to provide safe and quality care for our patients, and we’re thrilled to have received recognition in three of these key measures,” said Monty Knittel, WWGH president and CEO. “WWGH is proud to be named a Top Performer as it demonstrates the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

To be a 2013 Top Performer, WWGH had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. For more information about the Top Performer program, visit