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Lourdes Hospitals Recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®” from The Joint Commission

Joint Commission TP_Key_2013Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County were each named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The hospitals were recognized by The Joint Commission for their achievement on the following accountability measure sets:   Heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Lourdes hospitals were two of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States that achieved the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

“At Lourdes, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes,” said Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of Lourdes Health System. “We are proud to be named Top Performers and thank our entire staff for its knowledge, teamwork and dedication. This recognition is a strong validation of our commitment to patient care.”

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Lourdes hospitals for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

Lourdes Health System is one of the region’s leading healthcare providers, recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care and service to the community. The system has two general acute care hospitals, located in Camden and Willingboro, New Jersey, and a network of outpatient facilities and physician practices located throughout Southern New Jersey. Lourdes provides a full range of medical, surgical, obstetrical, behavioral health, rehabilitation and long-term acute care services. In 2013, LHS Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) was formed to provide coordinated, comprehensive care across physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

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