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Duke Hospitals Earn Top Performer Status For Third Consecutive Year

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top recognition for outstanding patient care in 2013 from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.

Each of the three Duke University Health System hospitals has been named a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. 

The designation is based on accountability measures that show patients are treated using evidence-based methods that increase their chances of healthy outcomes, and that the hospitals continue to improve patient care each year.

Duke University, Duke Regional and Duke Raleigh hospitals are three of 1,224 hospitals in the country to earn the 2013 “Top Performer” distinction, and among just 314 hospitals to be recognized for three consecutive years.

The Joint Commission announced the honors as part of its 2014 annual report. The organization accredits and certifies more than 20,500 hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities and other health care providers nationwide.

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

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