Hugh Chatham News & Notes

Joint Commission Accreditation Achieved in Two Key Areas

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Accreditation and certification is recognized nationally as a symbol of trust, and it recognizes an organization’s commitment to achieving a high level of quality and care.

"We’re very pleased that our surgical program and our care for pneumonia patients has been recognized nationally,” said Paul Hammes, chief executive officer for Hugh Chatham. “This recognition speaks to the remarkable commitment and dedication of our doctors, nurses and staff to achieve positive outcomes for all of our patients."

To be considered as a Top Performer, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in each accountability measure that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in each program.

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