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Rex Healthcare Earns Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission

Sept. 26, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rex Healthcare is among 620 hospitals nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures puts Rex in the top 18 percent of the 3,376 eligible hospitals in the country that report clinical performance data to The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of healthcare organizations.

"Our goal at Rex is to provide safe and excellent care to all patients, and this recognition reinforces that Rex is among the top hospitals, not only in North Carolina, but across the United States," said Steve Burriss, chief operating officer at Rex. "Congratulations to all of our co-workers and physicians for helping to achieve this important recognition."

The ratings are based on accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. To earn the Top Performer designation, hospitals had to achieve a composite score of 95 percent or higher, and score 95 percent or higher for each area that comprises the assessments. Each accountability measure requires using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care, such as giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients and giving antibiotics one hour before surgeries.

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission's Improving America's Hospitals annual report, Rex will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check website, qualitycheck.org.

To learn more about other awards and recognition Rex has received, visit rexhealth.com/awards.

View The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety for 2012