RIVER FALLS, Wis.
River Falls Area Hospital was one of six Allina Health
hospitals recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary
performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are
shown to improve care for certain conditions.
They are among 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the
distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.
The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent
of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting
accountability measure performance data for 2012.
"The Joint Commission distinction recognizes our commitment
to quality improvement and evidence-based practices that
directly contribute to better health outcomes for our
patients," said David R. Miller, president of River Falls
River Falls Area Hospital was recognized for their superior
performance in surgical care, which measures nine different
processes including giving antibiotics one hour before
surgery. The other Allina Health hospitals recognized were
Cambridge Medical Center, New Ulm Medical Center, Owatonna
Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Unity