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November 1, 2013

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or
Lincoln Regional Center Recognized as Top Performer by Joint Commission

Lincoln — The Lincoln Regional Center, one of the state’s psychiatric hospitals, has been named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  It is the only psychiatric hospital in Nebraska to receive this recognition.

The Regional Center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve inpatient psychiatric services.

“The Lincoln Regional Center is committed to providing exemplary care for patients,” said Kerry Winterer, CEO of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Being named as a Joint Commission Top Performer shows that the Regional Center stands out among its peers as a hospital.”

The Lincoln Regional Center is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the top performer distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

“This recognition from The Joint Commission acknowledges the great job that LRC employees are doing to ensure that patients have truly exceptional care,” said Scot Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health.  “LRC anchors the community-based system of care in the state.”

The Lincoln Regional Center is one of three regional centers serving Nebraska and is part of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The other two are in Hastings and Norfolk.