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DeTar recognized for improving quality care

Dec. 6, 2013 at 6:06 a.m.


DeTar Healthcare System was named one of the nation's "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission," according to a news release.

"The credit goes to our medical staff, employees and volunteers whose hard work every day makes this possible," said William R. Blanchard, CEO of DeTar.

The hospital was one of 1,099 recognized for performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

These conditions include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

The ratings are based on data reported to the commission during the 2012 calendar year.

This was the second time the commission recognized DeTar as a top performer.

"We have much to celebrate this year," said Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Commission. "Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction."

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