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Hospital Named Top Performing Hospital in Quality by The Joint Commission

September 15, 2011

St. Petersburg, FL - Edward White Hospital, Your Community Hospital, is one of 405 hospitals nationwide named as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission in the Commission’s annual report on quality and safety.

Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to The Joint Commission, Edward White Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. Edward White was recognized for achieving these performance thresholds for pneumonia and surgical care.

This recognition was awarded to only 14 percent of Joint Commission-Accredited hospitals and critical access facilities across the nation. “Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Edward White Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H, President, The Joint Commission.

“Edward White Hospital continues to be committed to providing the highest of quality patient care to the citizens of Pinellas County. We are proud to be nationally recognized as a top performer by the Joint Commission” says the hospital’s CEO Roland Metivier.

Edward White Hospital is a 162-bed acute care facility serving the St. Petersburg area for more than 35 years. Services include the Orthopedic and Spine Center, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, a Skilled Nursing Unit, a Diagnostic and Imaging center and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Institute.  The hospital provides around the clock emergency room (ER) services and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center.    Average ER wait times are posted on the hospital’s website at www.EdwardWhiteHospital.com or by texting “ER” to 23000. Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit texterhelp.com.

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