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University Medical Center at Princeton Named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission

Sep 19, 2011

University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) has been recognized by The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in the United States. This new recognition program was announced recently when The Joint Commission released its Improving America's Hospitals annual report.

For the first time, The Joint Commission is recognizing accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. It launched the recognition program "to honor those hospitals that consistently demonstrate excellent performance on evidence-based process of care measures." As a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, UMCP is among only 405 hospitals nationwide being recognized for 2010. It is the only hospital in this region, and one of only 12 in New Jersey to earn this recognition.

UMCP is being recognized for its performance in the following areas:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical Care

Top Performer hospitals represent the top 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals (of those that report core measure performance data). Other hospitals receiving this recognition include the Mayo Clinic Health System, Cleveland Clinic (Florida site) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.

"We are pleased to be counted among this select group," said Barry Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System. "I want to thank all our physicians and employees for their dedication to our patients and their tireless efforts that led to this tremendous achievement."

Earlier this year, UMCP was recognized by The Leapfrog Group as No. 1 in the state for quality and patient safety, marking its third consecutive year as one of Leapfrog's Top Hospitals for quality and safety.

For more information about the new Top Performers on Key Quality Measures recognition, visit The Joint Commission's website at www.jointcommission.org.