Pictured Above: Outer Banks Hospital employees, physicians and volunteers gather to form “OBH” and to celebrate that fact that The Outer Banks Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015 by The Joint Commission. The Outer Banks Hospital has now received this award four years in a row.

The Outer Banks Hospital was recently recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015 for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for surgical care.

The Outer Banks Hospital is one of 1043 hospitals in the United States (31.5% of all critical access hospitals) and one of only 37 in North Carolina to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015.

“High quality care is what our employees deliver every single day. I am proud of our staff, providers and volunteers. They are the reason that our local community hospital is among the best in the country.” shared Ronnie Sloan, President of the Outer Banks Hospital.

The Outer Banks Hospital was also awarded 5 Stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during their most recent quarterly update. OBH is one of only two hospitals in North Carolina and 207 in the country to achieve the highest five star rating.

During 2014, The Outer Banks Hospital was also recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s “100 Great Community Hospitals.” The Outer Banks Hospital shares this honor with only three other hospitals in North Carolina, located in Concord, Gastonia and Huntersville. The Outer Banks Hospital, which was also named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the nation for 2014, was ranked high for patient satisfaction.