ValleyCare Northside Medical Center receives award as top performer


YOUNGSTOWN — ValleyCare Northside Medical Center was recently recognized as a top performer in 2013 by the Joint Commission.

The hospital, which is apart of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, was noted in the commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” “for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Northside is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States — and one of only 42 hospitals in Ohio — to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the U.S.

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