For Immediate Release 

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Named Top Performer by The Joint Commission

DENVER – (Nov. 20, 2015) – Today, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The designation recognizes outstanding safety, quality and patient care.

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is one of four HealthONE hospitals named a Top Performer. "This is a distinction we are incredibly proud of," said Sylvia Young, CEO of HealthONE and HCA’s Continental Division, "because it validates our commitment to improving the quality of life, every day through the work we do at our hospitals. The Joint Commission distinction is a testament to the efforts of our physicians and staff that provide the highest level of care and service to our patients."

In addition to being included in this year's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving Quality and Safety" annual report, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center has been recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.

About Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

For more than 130 years, P/SL has been meeting the health care needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world.  With over 80 specialties, 1,000 specialists and primary care physicians P/SL is the only tertiary/quaternary care hospital in a seven state region that offers one campus with leading comprehensive care, featuring Advanced Centers for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer/BMT, Pediatrics, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Kidney Transplant, HBO, Wound Healing, Infectious Diseases and more. P/SL provides compassionate and innovative care.  Licensed for 680 beds, P/SL is the largest hospital in Colorado.