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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Director of Marketing/Public Relations:
Tammy Robiconti

September 20, 2011

Largo Medical Center Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission

Largo, FL – Largo Medical Center was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to The Joint Commission, Largo Medical Center is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures, an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. Largo Medical Center was recognized for achieving these performance thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care” says Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MP, President of The Joint Commission.  “The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Largo Medical Center that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care.”

“Our patients have come to expect quality care in an environment of learning that is safe,” says Richard Satcher, Chief Executive Officer of Largo Medical Center. “And with everyone, doing everything to pursue the perfect patient experience, Largo Medical Center is proud of the commitment our staff makes each and every day to the positive outcomes of our patients.”

If you would like to interview Mr. Richard Satcher, Chief Executive Officer of Largo Medical regarding the hospital’s top performance, contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 727-384-1896.

Largo Medical Center is a 422-bed teaching hospital serving the community from two campuses. Largo Medical Center provides breast healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, knee care at the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Pavilion, spine, neck and neurological care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, heart care at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute, behavioral healthcare, inpatient rehabilitation, wound care, sleep disorders care, imaging & diagnostic services and emergency care. Largo Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is the 3rd largest program of its kind in the Southern United States.