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Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster has been certified as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by the Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of America’s healthcare organizations.

The hospital was the only facility in the Antelope Valley to receive the recognition, which was announced in the organization’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.” Antelope Valley Hospital was acknowledged for attaining and sustaining excellence in specific areas of care.

The Top Performer program is designed to identify hospitals for outstanding performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain medical conditions. The findings were based on 2014 data collected by the Joint Commission in which Antelope Valley Hospital was commended for its performance in the key quality areas of: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and perinatal care.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare,” said Mark R. Chassin, president and CEO of the Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Antelope Valley Hospital for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

Liz Johnson, Antelope Valley Hospital director of clinical risk and regulatory affairs, said she and her colleagues are proud of the recognition.

“We understand the relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes, which is why we work together to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care,” she said. “The recognition is a testament to the expertise, teamwork and dedication of our entire team.”