CPH recognized by Joint Commission

Central Peninsula Hospital was recognized Wednesday by The Joint Commission as one of the leading hospitals across the nation in quality of surgical and pneumonia care.

The recognition is the second time in two years CPH has been lauded by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the nation. CPH was the only hospital in Alaska to receive such recognition and one of 620 hospitals in the nation to earn the distinction of “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,” hospital officials wrote in a press release. 

The recognition is based on data provided to The Joint Commission during 2011 and CPH must meet two, 95 percent performance thresholds to be awarded. CPH is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row, according to the release.

Rick Davis, CPH Chief Executive Officer, said the hospital is proud to be named to the list.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Central Peninsula Hospital is safe, effective care,” Davis said in the release. “That’s why CPH has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”

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