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The Joint Commission recognizes Waynesboro Hospital

September 25, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro Hospital recently received national recognition for being a “top performer” in heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.

Waynesboro Hospital is one of 23 Pennsylvania hospitals recognized by The Joint Commission.

In its annual report, The Joint Commission recognizes 620 hospitals — 18 percent of those it accredits — as “top performers” for following recommended protocols at least 95 percent of the time. The report looks at 45 measures of performance.

“The announcement of ‘top performers’ is highly anticipated by hospitals across the country, recognizing their hard work in attaining excellence in accountability measure performance,” Mark R. Chassin, president of The Joint Commission, wrote in a letter attached to the report.

The Joint Commission published its first annual report in 2007. The data is the basis for its “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” program launched last year.

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“We are Waynesboro’s hometown hospital, and we take great pride in that. We strive to treat each of our patients like they are family and use the gold-standard practices they deserve,” said Melissa Dubrow, interim administrative officer of Waynesboro Hospital.

Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, has 62 beds.

“It is truly an honor to be considered among the top hospitals in the U.S., considering that many of the other hospitals on the list are large academic centers,” Dubrow said.

Dubrow praised the “team” atmosphere at Waynesboro Hospital, where she said “everyone works together to ensure every patient has the best care and experience possible.”

Summit Health, with about 2,900 employees, is one of Franklin County’s largest employers. It has about 15,100 admissions in Waynesboro and Chambersburg hospitals each year.

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