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Lincoln County Medical Center Receives The Joint Commission's ‘Top Performer On Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

Release Date:

November 24, 2015

RUIDOSO, N.M. – Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) was recently named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. It is one of only 221 hospitals named a Top Performer for four consecutive years.

LCMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for achieving excellence in performance on accountability measures for pneumonia care. Results are published in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

LCMC is among 1,043 hospitals recognized for meeting or exceeding target performance based on 2014 data. Only eight New Mexico hospitals were recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.

“At Lincoln County Medical Center, we are committed to continuous improvement and providing evidence-based care to our patients,” said Patsy Parker, RN, MSN, director of Patient Care Services for Lincoln County Medical Center.  “Receiving Top Performer recognition recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire team.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit their website:
The Joint Commission

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About Lincoln County Medical Center:
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility that has been managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1972. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare SServices operate​ a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, three rural clinics and a countywide ambulance service in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.​​​​​​​​

Press Contact:

Amanda Schoenberg
Communications Specialist
E-mail: aschoenbe@phs.org 
505-923-6339