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For the third year in a row, Paradise Valley Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the nation. Paradise Valley is the only San Diego hospital to be named a Top Performer three years in a row and the only South Bay hospital to be recognized.

The hospitals selected each are recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke, and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

“Paradise Valley Hospital focuses on quality of patient care,” said Neerav Jadeja, administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital. “This is well-deserved recognition of the physicians, nurses, and staff who maintain the highest standards of quality care in South Bay.”

“All the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Dr. Mark Chassin, president, and chief executive officer, of The Joint Commission.

Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve the cumulative performance of 95% or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve the performance of 95% or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases, and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95% or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures to have a performance rate of 95% or above.

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, these hospitals will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.