The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S., named Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.
Monmouth Medical Center was recognized for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The recognition was announced in conjunction with the Joint Commission's release of its 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety." The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.
"We're honored to receive such prominent recognition from the Joint Commission as it reinforces our commitment to using evidence-based practices and providing quality care to our patients," said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center.
Monmouth Medical Center is one of 26 Top Performer hospitals in New Jersey that exceeded measurement requirements by collecting and reporting data on five or more core measure sets in 2013. As a Top Performer, Monmouth Medical Center was required to achieve a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures, among other factors.
For more information on The Joint Commission or the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures recognition, visit www.jointcommission.org.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit