Last updated: June 18. 2014 12:12AM - 383 Views
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Greene Memorial Hospital
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XENIA — Greene Memorial Hospital recently received some high praise from Premier, Inc.

GMH was given a Citation of Merit for the Premier Partnership for Patients Award, one of 35 hospitals to be recognized for early success in reaching goals in at least five of 10 areas measured in the Partnership for Patients, Premier’s hospital engagement network. The HEN is working with more than 400 hospitals to reduce preventable readmissions by 20 percent and preventable hospital-qcquired conditions (HACs) by 40 percent from January 2012 to December 2014.

“It is significant because that reinforces to our community that in this case Greene is certainly meeting or exceeding quality standards,” said Greene Foundation President Jeff Brock, a philanthropic arm of GMH. “It’s a good thing for consumers to know.”

The 10 areas “run the gamut” Brock said, and include anything from specific disease-related standards to patient quality standards.

“Some of these standards are applied by Medicaid and Medicare as far as what they expect from hospitals,” Brock said. “The bar is set certainly at or above industry standards. If Greene measures in five of 10, well that’s a great thing.”

The finalists who receive the top award measured well in six of the 10.

“That should tell you the margin of difference between how good they are and how good Greene is,” he said. “We’re right there. We’re right on their heels. Xenia and Greene County should be proud of this. This just reinforces that the health care available to them is really second to none.”

Greene Memorial was one of several Kettering Health Network hospitals to earn awards.

“Participation in Premier’s QUEST collaborative and hospital engagement network reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve,” said Kettering Health Network Chief Quality Officer Teri Sholder. “We’re proud to receive this recognition as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes.”

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