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Published on November 16, 2015

The Joint Commission recognizes LMH as Top Performer for fourth year

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. LMH was recognized for its achievement for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke and surgical care. This is the fourth year LMH has been recognized as a Top Performer.

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.

LMH President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Meyer said, “We understand that what matters most to our patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That’s why LMH has made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. I am proud LMH has been named a Top Performer because it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital and medical staff.”

Mark R. Chassin, MD, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, said “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 Lawrence Memorial Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

LMH was recognized in November as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The list of Top Performers represents 31.5 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

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