Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica has been recognized by the Joint Commission as one of the top-performing hospitals in the country for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

Saint John’s was among 405 hospitals nationwide and one of only 34 in California recognized by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of healthcare organizations. The hospitals were selected based on data reported about clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

“We are excited to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a top performer on these key quality measures,” said Lou Lazatin, Saint John’s president and CEO. “Saint John’s is committed to providing its patients with breakthrough medicine and inspired healing. We are honored to be recognized for the high quality of our care.”

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures such as heart attack care, a hospital must meet two 95-percent performance thresholds. Saint John’s was recognized for achieving the performance thresholds for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

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