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Portage Health in top 18 percent nationwide, according to The Joint Commission

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HANCOCK – Portage Health was named one of the “2011 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

This recognition places Portage Health in the top 18 percent of hospitals nationwide. The Hancock-based hospital is one of only three hospitals in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to receive the honor and one of 13 statewide. Of those hospitals, Portage Health was one of nine in the state and the only in the U.P. to be recognized in multiple categories. The full report is available here. (PDF)

“We understand that what matters most to our community is having access to safe, quality health care,” said Jim Bogan, president/CEO of Portage Health. “This national recognition proves that our efforts are paying off.”

Top-performing hospitals met two 95 percent performance thresholds. First, they achieved performance of 95 percent or above on the composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which data are reported to The Joint Commission. Second, recognized hospitals met or exceeded a 95 percent performance target for each and every accountability measure for which they report data.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity.”

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Portage Health will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website,

“Having also recently realized very high HCAHPS scores in the areas of overall service excellence and patient satisfaction, we are especially proud of our employees and the quality health care we provide to our community,” said Bogan.

Learn more about Portage Health’s commitment to providing high-quality health care services at

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