Premier, Inc. has recognized Good Samaritan Regional Health Center of Mt. Vernon and St. Mary’s Hospital of Centralia with a QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit for delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.
Only 61 hospitals received a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in any four of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including harm, mortality, readmissions, costs, patient experience and evidence-based care.
Both Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals were honored during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio.
“Participation in this collaborative reinforces our commitment to deliver high quality care at the lowest cost to the communities we serve,” said Mike Warren, President of Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. “We’re proud to receive a Citation of Merit for the QUEST Award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes.”
Some of the areas for which these hospitals are specifically being recognized are as follows:
• Obtaining a mortality rate at least 15 percent better than expected;
• Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at least 95 percent of the time;
• Improving the hospital experience so that patients favorably rate their stay and would recommend the facility to others at least 73 percent of the time
Bruce Merrell, President of St. Mary’s Hospital states, “I would like to thank our physicians, employees, volunteers and business partners as we continually improve our provision of health care services.”
QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 350 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. Approximately 330 QUEST hospitals were eligible for the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare.
Susan DeVore, Premier President and CEO said, “QUEST hospitals have a really fresh perspective on the state of healthcare today, which they’re using to rethink the way care is provided and design innovative changes that impact our future. It’s no easy task for health systems to do this on their own, so they work together to capitalize on the power of information. Our vision is to outperform this industry together, on our own terms, which is exactly what both St. Mary’s Hospital and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center are doing. Premier congratulates them for the fantastic achievements they’ve made.”
The nation’s leading hospitals created QUEST to set new standards in healthcare that ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. In five and a half years, they have saved more than 136,000 lives and $11.6 billion.
Top performance thresholds were established at the top quartile of performance from a baseline period in all measures except cost of care, which was based on the median of the total inpatient cost per case mix adjusted discharge. Top performance methodology for each dimension varied depending on the unique measure calculation and methodology.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.