GMH recognized for patient care

For Greene County News

XENIA – Premier, Inc. has recognized Greene Memorial Hospital as Citation of Merit recipient for the QUEST Award for high-value healthcare for providing outstanding patient care.

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 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.

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 365 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. All QUEST hospitals participating in QUEST from January 2014 to October 2014 were eligible for the QUEST Award.

Only 20 hospitals received a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in any five of the seven areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient experience and appropriate hospital use.

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from Premier, Inc.” said Teri Sholder, chief quality officer for Kettering Health Network. “This award validates the initiatives we are taking to continuously improve patient outcomes and health.”

Kettering Medical Center was also honored with a citation of merit.

“QUEST hospitals are driving outstanding patient care and setting high standards in clinical excellence nationwide,” said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO. “QUEST hospitals work to outperform in healthcare together, which is exactly what Greene Memorial Hospital and Kettering Medical Center are doing. Premier congratulates them for the fantastic achievements they’ve made.”

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