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October 31, 2013

Progress!

We are delighted to announce that the UConn Health Center is being recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The Health Center’s honor reflects outstanding work in the treatment of patients with heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia, as well as excellence in surgical care. The ratings are based on data reported to The Joint Commission in 2012.

The Health Center’s John Dempsey Hospital is among a number of hospitals across the country recognized for achieving a rigorous set of quality standards. For more details, please see the UConn Today page coverage.

As you know, there is a science to good medicine. Research has shown that following guidelines leads to consistent, efficient and personalized care for our patients. Today’s recognition shows that caregivers at the Health Center are working relentlessly to apply that science to every patient who walks through our doors.

We are very proud of this achievement – proud of our hospital staff for their focus on quality and proud to offer a high level of care to the people of Connecticut.

Let’s celebrate this moment and continue our unwavering commitment to excellence.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Frank M. Torti
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine