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Three Abrazo Health Hospitals Earn “Top Performer” Recognition

10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

PHOENIX (October 31, 2013) - Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced today that Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The three Abrazo Health hospitals are recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital are among 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. This is the second year in a row that Maryvale Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer.

“Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Abrazo Health is safe, effective care. That’s why our organization has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital are proud to receive the distinction of being a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,” says Ken Howell, President of Abrazo Health.

About Abrazo Health
As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 70 employed physicians in 19 valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.

About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is an independent, non-profit organization, based in Washington, D.C., that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The mission of the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspire them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Visit www.jointcommission.org for more information.

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