Based on 2013 data, an annual report from the Joint Commission on hospitals’ performance to increase the safety and quality of care finds 1,224 hospitals were top performers in 2014. That is an 11 percent increase from last year.

“Now, 36.9  percent of all Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2013 are Top Performer hospitals—the highest percentage achieving Top Performer status ever,” according to the report. All sizes and types of hospital are represented among the top tier.

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