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Banner Lassen Named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission

Banner Lassen Medical Center was recognized on September 19th a national accrediting body as a Top Performer in key patient care areas.

“Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012,” includes 620 hospitals that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. The hospitals identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability performance in 2011 represent about 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data.

The program is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

Specifically, Lassen received recognition as a top performer in pneumonia and surgical care.

“We are very proud of this recognition for Banner Lassen, which is dedicated to providing the best care for every patient every time,” said Bob Edwards, CEO of Banner Lassen Medical Center. “The entire team contributed to this accomplishment.”

The annual report also summarizes the performance of more than 3,300 Joint Commission accredited hospitals on 45 accountability measures of evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. While the data show impressive gains in hospital quality performance, improvements can still be made. Some hospitals perform better than others in treating particular conditions. To learn more about the report and The Joint Commission, visit

About Banner Lassen Medical Center

Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. originally opened in 1883 as Lassen County Hospital.  A 25-bed, critical access hospital, Banner Lassen offers quality care, close to home. In addition to providing our patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment, Banner Lassen offers a wide range of programs and services to aid in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. We offer private rooms and home-like birthing suites.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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