Oregon hospitals recognized as top performers in the nation

Five Oregon hospitals have been recognized as top performers in the nation by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations.

Peace Harbor Hospital, Willamette Valley Medical Center, McKenzie-Willamette Regional Medical Center, Tillamook County General Hospital and the Portland VA Medical Center, join 615 other hospitals nationwide that achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures they report The Joint Commission. The 620 hospitals cited in the report represent the top 18% of accredited hospitals in the nation.

“I want to congratulate all of Oregon’s hospitals on their distinction,” said Diane Waldo, director of quality and clinical services at the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “Today’s report on hospital care is good news for patients, families and communities. It shows that these hospitals are providing the right care to patients at the right  time and continuing to make great strides in improvement.”

The report also notes that hospitals not recognized as top performers are still performing well on accountability measures. Since reporting began in 2002, all hospitals have continuously shown improvement.

“These hospitals are leading the way in quality improvement, as American hospitals as a whole continue to make strides,” said Mark Chassin, president of The Joint Commission. “While all hospitals achieving improvements deserve congratulations, those making the list have achieved an exemplary level of performance.”

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