Top Performance award given to Largo area hospitals

November 13, 2013 by  

The Joint Hospital Commission recently announced that 14 of the 19 HCA West Florida Hospitals, one of which is the Largo Medical Center, have been named as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.

This is the third year in a row that the Largo Medical Center has been recognized in this category. The Commission, which is the accreditor that is foremost of healthcare organizations in America, will no doubt using a local print company to update its literature and make the community, as well as the rest of the state, aware of this distinction.

The HCA West Florida Hospitals are among the 1,099 hospitals across the country that have been able to attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. According to President of HCA West Florida, Peter Marmerstein, FACHE, the group’s hospitals have as their primary goal to provide the “highest quality” care to patients in an environment which is “safe and secure”.

He added that patient care mechanisms based on evidence are used which can provide positive outcomes and the most favourable results for patients. These processes have been found to improve the care given to patients with medical conditions such as pneumonia, heart attacks, venous thrombo, stroke, asthma in children and even psychiatric services for inpatients.

According to president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission, Mark R. Chassin, M.D., being one of the Top Performer hospitals means that they have shown their commitment to providing quality care and endeavouring to always improving their treatments for their patients. It also means that the healthcare community is dedicated to providing better health outcomes for its patients.