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Huntington Beach Hospital Recognized as Top Performer

Huntington Beach Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Huntington Beach Hospital was recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting data to The Joint Commission, Huntington Beach Hospital was one of only 405 hospitals to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2010. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.

Huntington Beach Hospital was recognized for achieving above-average quality measures 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 Huntington Beach Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.

In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Huntington Beach Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (