Lutheran Health hospitals make ‘Top Performer’ list

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Five of Lutheran Health Network’s hospitals are being awarded by a leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the U.S.

The Joint Commission named the following hospitals as top performers on specific key quality measures:

  • Bluffton Regional Medical Center    Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • Dukes Memorial Hospital                 Heart Attack and Surgical Care
  • Dupont Hospital                               Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • Kosciusko Community Hospital       Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • The Orthopedic Hospital                 Surgical Care

“The Joint Commission is without question one of the greatest influences on the delivery of safe and quality healthcare nationally,” Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Health Network, Brian Baue said. “Having an independent source whose clear mission is so central to the daily operations of every hospital validate what you do on behalf of patients is significant.”

The Lutheran Health Network’s facilities were five of 1,224 U.S. hospitals that earned the top performer distinctions for its performance during 2013. Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Dukes Memorial, Dupont and The Orthopedic hospitals are four of 147 hospitals nationally to achieve the top distinction in at least one key quality measure for the four years the program has been in existence. Kosciusko Community Hospital is one of only 712 hospitals nationally to earn recognition for the past two consecutive years.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care.” President and CEO of The Joint Commission Mark R. Chassin M.D. said. “I commend the efforts of these Lutheran Health Network facilities for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

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