10 states with the highest share of Joint Commission Top Performer hospitals

There are 10 states in the U.S. in which 40 percent or more of hospitals earned the Joint Commission's Top Performer status, according to "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission's Annual Report 2015."

Data included in the 2015 report, which was released Monday, was collected beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Hospitals that participate submit monthly data on a quarterly basis to third-party vendors on all measures of performance within specific sets they choose. The vendors then compile and provide data to The Joint Commission, which generates its list of Top Performers.

All total, more than 1,000 hospitals (representing 31.5 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals) earned the 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures recognition, with at least one Top Performer hospital in each state.

The following 10 states had the highest percentage of Top Performer hospitals.

1. Nevada — 52 percent of hospitals achieved Top Performer status

2. Utah — 50 percent

3. Maine — 47 percent

4. Florida — 47 percent

5. Indiana — 43 percent

6. Vermont — 43 percent

7. Wisconsin — 43 percent

8. Virginia — 42 percent

9. South Carolina — 41 percent

10. New Mexico — 40 percent

To access the full 2015 report, click here.



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