Nashville, TN – HCA (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, today announced that 106 of its licensed hospitals in the U.S. are included among The Joint Commission’s new list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®.

More than three-quarters (78 percent) of HCA’s hospitals are on TJC’s list, as compared to less than one-third (31.5 percent) of all TJC-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2014. Of the HCA hospitals recognized, 43 have been Top Performers all five years of the program’s existence.

“The Joint Commission’s Top Performers recognition uses objective data to determine the top hospitals, and we are proud that more than three-quarters of our hospitals have been recognized for their consistent achievement of high performance levels on key quality measures,” said Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer and president of clinical services. “We appreciate our colleagues across the country, whose dedication to evidence-based clinical practices helps ensure the best possible outcomes for the patients we’re privileged to treat.”

TJC’s Top Performers program recognizes hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measures related to evidence-based care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care.

A full list of HCA’s licensed hospitals on The Joint Commission’s Top Performers list is attached to this press release.