Sonora, CA — Sonora Regional Medical Center is a top performer in a groundbreaking national quality study.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the hospital participated in a demonstration project last year and was rated in the top group, based on heart attack response and hip and knee replacement.
Data from the first year of CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration show a significant improvement in the quality of care across five clinical focus areas.
Hospital Vice President Douglas Duffield says they chose to participate in the heart attack and hip and knee projects because they had the greatest impact on the health of the community.
Duffield says they will continue to participate in the quality study and there will be more results this time next year.
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