Osceola County, FLOsceola Regional Medical Center and Poinciana Medical Center, part of HCA’s North Florida division, were each recently recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

The hospitals were included in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Osceola Regional was recognized for excellence in key measures including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. Poinciana Medical Center was recognized for heart failure, pneumonia, VTE (venous thromboembolism) and stroke.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. Osceola Regional and Poinciana Medical Center are among 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction this year. Nationwide, 106 HCA hospitals received this recognition.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Osceola Regional Medical Center and Poinciana Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

“Our top priority and focus is the quality of care and safety of our patients. We are pleased that our efforts to continue to improve patient outcomes are demonstrated by the Joint Commission Top Performer award for the past four years and the recognition of two additional quality key measures this year,” said Robert Krieger, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. “This award proves our commitment to providing high-quality care.”

Joanna Conley, CEO of Poinciana Medical Center, added, “All of us at Poinciana Medical Center are honored to be named a Top Performer. This recognition is a testament to the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff. This honor demonstrates our commitment to providing superior healthcare services to the residents of Osceola and Polk counties.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.