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GAMC Amongst The Highest Ranking Hospitals in the Nation
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Alicia Gonzalez
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Glendale Adventist Medical Center Receives High Score From the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

GLENDALE, CA, - November 15, 2012 - Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) is proud to announce that the The Joint Commission (TJC) recently gave the hospital accountability measures a composite compliance score of 98.6%. in the hospital's ORYX Performance Measure Report.

The score puts GAMC amongst the highest ranking hospitals in the nation. The Joint Commission created ORYX, a performance measurement and improvement initiative, in 1997, and, in 2002, accredited hospitals like Glendale Adventist Medical Center began collecting data on core performance measures.

Hospitals are required to collect and transmit this data to the Joint Commission for compilation and analysis on a quarterly basis.

TJC reported that there were no "undesirable results" for patients treated for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia or surgery from 2011 thru first quarter of 2012. It showed, instead, that GAMC had "desirable performance" in all four categories of care.

"We are honored to get this ranking because it is another endorsement of our commitment to improve the health care of our patients through quality care based on the best medical evidence available," said Arby Nahapetian, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs Quality. "These great results are a tribute to our employees' and physician team's commitment to the safe and evidence based delivery of medical care."

For more information about Glendale Adventist Medical Center, please call (818) 409-8100 or visit www.glendaleadventist.com

For more information on TJC, visit www.jointcomission.org