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Cortlandt Hospital Attains 2013 Top Performer Status

Hudson Valley Hospital Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.
Hudson Valley Hospital Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Photo Credit: File

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for care related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

HVHC is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

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. To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures.
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases.
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care," said Mark R. Chassin, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. "I commend the efforts of Hudson Valley Hospital Center for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions."

John C. Federspiel, president of Hudson Valley Hospital Center, said the hospital was able to achieve this distinction due to the hard work and dedication of its clinical staff.

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