VCU Health earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition from The Joint Commission

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Virginia Commonwealth University Health has been named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Safety and quality improvement is part of our culture and is the core of everything we do.

VCU Health was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma and perinatal care. 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 are committed to becoming America’s safest health system,” said John Duval, vice president for clinical services and chief executive officer, VCU Hospitals, VCU Health System. “Safety and quality improvement is part of our culture and is the core of everything we do. This recognition validates the dedication and commitment each and every team member has to delivering the highest level of safe care. We are very proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a 2014 Top Performer.”

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About VCU and VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 225 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Seventy-nine of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health brand represents the health sciences schools of VCU, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit and