Among thousands of hospitals nation-wide, The Joint Commission selected 405 as top-performing hospitals. The Outer Banks Hospital was included on the list. Our local hospital shares this honor with only 13 other hospitals in North Carolina.

“The Outer Banks Hospital has consistently delivered exceptional care,” said Ronnie Sloan, FACHE, Hospital President. “This recognition by The Joint Commission confirms what our patients and our staff have known all along: we’re a small hospital delivering exceptional performance.”

More specifically, The Joint Commission recognized OBH for meeting or exceeding a 95% performance target for clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including pneumonia and surgical care. Excellent care is something all patients expect and deserve and all hospitals work to achieve. It takes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of the entire hospital staff. 

“Exceeding the 95% benchmark is quite an accomplishment for our team,” said Judy Bruno, RN, BSN, Vice-President of Clinical Operations at the hospital. “This means our team consistently applies evidenced-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.”

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, The Outer Banks Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.