MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 3, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: Muskogee VAMC Named to Joint Commission’s “Top Performers” List


— WASHINGTON – The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Okla., was recently recognized as a top performer on key health care quality measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, an independent panel that accredits and certifies health care organizations.

“We are proud of the medical facilities that have been recognized for demonstrating VA’s commitment to provide the high-quality care our Veterans have earned through their service,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said in a media release. “This achievement highlights the hard work of our VA medical staff to serve Veterans.”

The Muskogee VAMC was one of 32 VA medical centers that received the recognition.  While all 151 VA medical facilities are accredited by The Joint Commission, the list recognizes facilities that are the top performers based on The Joint Commission’s annual review of evidence-based care that is closely linked to positive patient outcomes.  This program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals for a significant achievement in measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes.

“We were pleased to hear that we’ve been named a Top Performer,” Muskogee VAMC Director James Floyd said in the release. “It is a reflection of the hard work of our staff who take great pride in caring for our nation’s heroes.”

Additionally, Muskogee VAMC was one of only nine health care organizations that were named to the top performing list in the state of Oklahoma.

The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit organization that ensures the quality of U.S. health care by its intensive evaluation of more than 20,000 health care organizations.  In addition to being named in this report, this year’s top performers are highlighted at http://www.jointcommission.org and The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at www.qualitycheck.org.