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September 14, 2011

Central Florida Regional Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission

Sanford, FL – Central Florida Regional Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  Central Florida Regional Hospital was the only hospital in Seminole County and one of only two hospitals in Central Florida recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to The Joint Commission, Central Florida Regional Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. Central Florida Regional Hospital was recognized for achieving these performance thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Central Florida Regional Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H, President, The Joint Commission.

“We understand that safe, effective care is what matters most to our patients. That’s why our physicians and employees are committed to ensuring evidence-based care processes,” said Wendy Brandon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Florida Regional Hospital.     We are especially proud to be named one of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures because this organization is the industry’s leading authority on hospital quality.”

In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Central Florida Regional Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).

About Central Florida Regional Hospital
Central Florida Regional Hospital is a 226-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Seminole and West Volusia counties.  A Certified Primary Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center, the hospital provides the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and West Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services.  Other specialized services include Emergency Services, Neurohealth Sciences and Spine Care, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, The Baby Suites and Women’s Imaging Services.  The hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford.  For more information, please visit www.CentralFloridaRegional.com.