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McKee Medical Center named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission


LOVELAND, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2012) – McKee Medical Center is one of eight Colorado hospitals recognized today by a national accrediting body as a Top Performer in key patient care areas.

“Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012,” includes 620 hospitals that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. The hospitals identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability performance in 2011 represent about 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data.

The program is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

Specifically, McKee received recognition as a top performer in heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care.

“We pride ourselves at McKee on providing the best care, every time to our patients,” said McKee Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Bert Honea, MD. “This recognition is a result of a team-based focus on excellence and credit is due our entire staff.”

The annual report also summarizes the performance of more than 3,300 Joint Commission accredited hospitals on 45 accountability measures of evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. While the data show impressive gains in hospital quality performance, improvements can still be made. Some hospitals perform better than others in treating particular conditions. To learn more about the report and The Joint Commission, visit
McKee Medical Center is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit facility with 132 beds. It serves as a community medical center with services including emergency, oncology, heart, orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, intensive care, lab and medical imaging.

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services.

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