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GAMC Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

Awards & Recognition

GLENDLAE, CA  – Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized this week as a top performer on key quality measures for 2015, with data used from 2014 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. This is the second time GAMC has been recognized as a Top Performer.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based accountability measure data: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. 

GAMC is one of 1,043 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year. 

A 95 percent score means GAMC provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. 

Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Glendale Adventist Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

"We are proud of this recognition.  Our doctors, nurses and staff strive each day to parallel our spiritual mission of 'sharing God's love' with world class care and service.  This award provides evidence that these determined actions are succeeding.” says Kevin Roberts, President and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

The Joint Commission launched the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program in 2011. The ultimate goal is to improve the care provided to patients in all aspects addressed by these accountability measures. For more information about the Top Performer program, click here.