Doctors Hospital of Augusta
November 18, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year Doctors Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

To put that in perspective, fewer than 120 hospitals nationwide have achieved the Top Performer distinction for five years in a row.

"Our physicians and team members deserve great credit for this achievement," says Doctors Hospital President and CEO Doug Welch. "We take great pride in the care we offer the community. This recognition validates all the steps we take to ensure patient safety."

Doctors Hospital was recognized for its performance on accountability measure data for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke and Perinatal Care.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Doctors Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

To earn this distinction doctors had to meet accountability measures based on evidence-based practices - examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.

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