For Hometown News
MARTIN COUNTY - For the second consecutive year, Martin Medical Center has been named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Martin Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based, clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia and surgical care.
Martin Medical Center is one of only 244 hospitals to earn top performer distinction two years in a row. This is the second year of the program.
"All of us at Martin Health System are committed to providing the highest possible health care to our patients, and this recognition demonstrates that we are achieving that objective," said Mark E. Robitaille, president and chief executive officer of Martin Health.
"We are fortunate to have physicians, associates and volunteers who offer exceptional care each and every day."
This year, Martin Medical Center is one of only 620 U.S. hospitals and critical- access hospitals earning the distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
This represents the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011.
Martin Health System is a nonprofit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years.
To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.