According to the recently released report, seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California were honored: Hayward, Fremont, Modesto, Manteca, Sacramento, Roseville and South San Francisco. The Joint Commission, for purposes of accreditation, recognizes Fremont/Hayward, Modesto/Manteca, and Roseville/Sacramento as combined campuses.
Three Southern California hospitals were also on the list: Harbor City, Panorama City and Woodland Hills. The seven hospitals (including the three combined Northern California campuses) are among the top 14 percent of more than 3,000 hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission and report core measure performance data.
In order to earn this “Top Performers” accolade, hospitals must have attained and sustained excellence in 22 accountability measures in 2010, measures that include surgical care, venous thromboembolism and stroke care.
For a complete list of the accredited hospitals, please see The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report.