Top recognition earned on key clinical quality measures

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was named “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

Long recognized for providing an outstanding patient experience, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has also earned distinction for its exemplary clinical quality from a leading
American hospital accreditation organization.

The hospital was recognized on heart attack and surgical care by The Joint Commission for its exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The ratings are based on data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Fresno Heart & Surgical is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

“Fresno Heart & Surgical and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. We are proud to receive this distinction for the excellent patient care for which we are known,” said Fresno Heart & Surgical CEO Wanda Holderman.

Mary Lisa Russell reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.