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Alaska Regional Recognized as Top Performer by The Joint Commission

Key quality measures, objective data considered in excellence rating


December 17, 2015, Anchorage, AKAlaska Regional Hospital is one of 106 HCAHealthcare hospitals being recognized by The Joint Commission as one of its Top Performers on Key Quality Measures related to evidence-based care for certain conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital and Mat-Su Regional Medical Center are the only other Alaska hospitals on the list.

The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body in healthcare. The recognition of top hospitals across the country is based on objective data that indicates consistently achieving high performance levels on key quality measures. It is one of the most rigorous evaluations and coveted honors in the industry.

“Thanks to the combined efforts of clinicians and physicians across the organization and their dedication to evidence-based clinical practices, our patients are ensured the best chances for positive outcomes when in our care,” Julie Taylor, Alaska Regional CEO said.

Alaska Regional’s Orthopedic & Spine Center was also the first in the state to receive the 2012 Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement surgeries, recognizing compliance with national healthcare quality standards and for providing the highest level of care for hip and knee replacement surgery. Alaska Regional is also home to Alaska’s first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center.


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