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The Joint Commission Recognizes Harrison for Quality Care - 10/31/2013

Medical center named Top Performer in four clinical areas

Bremerton, WA – Harrison Medical Center was recognized today for exemplary performance in using practices that improve care for certain conditions by the nation’s leading hospital accreditation commission.

The Joint Commission named Harrison a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures specifically for its quality measures related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. This designation demonstrates Harrison’s continuing commitment to accountability and using proven practices that improve patient care.

“Providing our patients with safe, exceptional care every day is of utmost importance to Harrison,” said Harrison President and CEO Scott Bosch. “This achievement reflects that dedication, and I am very proud of our staff.”

Harrison is among the top third of all The Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in the nation who have achieved this recognition. The Joint Commission accredits more than 3,300 hospitals nationwide. Only 10 hospitals in Washington state were named this year as Top Performers on various measures. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability data reported to The Joint Commission during 2012.

“Harrison and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission.

Learn about Harrison’s quality initiatives at

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Harrison Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization offering medical, surgical, and emergency services at five locations-Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo-to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. We are part of the Franciscan Health System family of services. To learn about Harrison's many healthcare services, call 866-844-WELL or visit . To learn more about Franciscan, visit