University of Vermont Medical Center receives Joint Commission recognition

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Medical Center was recognized this month by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015. The quality measures cited by the commission were the medical center’s performance in treating heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.In the notification letter to the medical center, Joint Commission President and Chief Executive Officer Mark R. Chassin, M.D wrote, “This achievement demonstrates your hospital’s commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time – because it’s the right thing to do for your patients.”“We are thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, president and chief operating officer, UVM Medical Center. “It is high-level recognition of the commitment of our staff to our patients and their families and excellent health care the staff delivers every day.”University of Vermont Medical Center  11.24.2015last_img

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