DELRAY BEACH, FL – Delray Medical Center is featured in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. The hospital achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack care, heart failure, surgical care, stroke, pneumonia and venous thromboembolism. “We are pleased to receive this prestigious honor for the fifth consecutive year,” said CEO Mark Bryan. “Meeting these measures is proof of our dedication to serving the needs of South Palm Beach County.” The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use. To be a 2014 Top Performer, Delray Medical Center had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including: • Achieving a cumulative performance rate of 95 percent or more across all reported accountability measures; • Achieving a performance rate of 95 percent or more on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or more, and within that measure set – all application individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or more. For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_ performers.aspx. To learn more about the top-notch services Delray Medical Center provides, call 561-498-4440. About Delray Medical Center For more than 30 years, Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and state-designated Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care and more. For more information or for a free physician referral, please call 1-800- 897-9789 or visit the website at www. delraymedicalctr.com.