ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Three Presbyterian hospitals were
recognized by the Joint Commission, the nation’s major hospital accreditation
board, as “Top Performers” on key quality measures.
Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, Lincoln County
Medical Center in Ruidoso and Socorro General Hospital in Socorro were three of
the five New Mexico hospitals to receive this distinction.
The Joint Commission’s program recognizes hospitals that are
leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely
linked to positive patient outcomes. This year, 620 hospitals were recognized,
which represent the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
“It is an honor to have three Presbyterian hospitals receive
this distinction,” said Kathy Davis, RN, senior vice president and chief
nursing officer. “Presbyterian is committed to delivering high quality care and
this recognition demonstrates our ability to meet rigorous standards and to
have our performance externally validated.”
The program is based on data reported about processes that
are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart
attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient
psychiatric services, stroke and venous thromboembolism.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and its largest provider of care. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.