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Parkland Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Parkland Medical Center November 17, 2015

Parkland Medical Center announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. This is the second year Parkland Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer.

Parkland Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report "America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and stroke.

"This honor is testament to the hard work of our clinical staff and their commitment to quality, accountability and evidence-based care processes," stated Chris Accashian, CEO of Parkland Medical Center.

It’s the second consecutive year Parkland Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer. Parkland was recognized in 2014 for its performance on 2013 accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Parkland Medical Center is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 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 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Parkland Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit

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