The Huntington VA Medical Center was named as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
The recognition is based on exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Huntington VAMC was recognized for achieving 95 percent performance thresholds for heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
Medical Center Director Edward H. Seiler praised the medical center’s staff for their dedication in providing the highest quality care to Veterans. “We at the Huntington VA Medical Center are pleased to be recognized among the top tier of health care facilities in the nation,” said Seiler. “Our medical center is setting the gold standard for health care delivery, and we want Veterans to be confident that they are receiving the very best care available anywhere.”
The Huntington VAMC is among the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011, and is one of only five of the 66 hospitals in the state of West Virginia to be recognized.
The VAMC is included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, online at http://www.jointcommission.org/annualreport.aspx and on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website www.qualitycheck.org. The list of top performing hospitals and the measure set(s) for which they were recognized are available online at http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.