KETTERING — Premier Inc. has recognized Sycamore Medical Center and Fort Hamilton Hospital as Finalists for the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care. Kettering, Grandview and Southview medical centers and Greene Memorial Hospital were named Citation of Merit recipients.
Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use. Citation of Merit recipients reached top performance in four out of six areas.
QUEST was launched in 2008 to help health systems reliably deliver the most efficient, effective and caring experience for every patient, every single time. Approximately 350 hospitals volunteered to transparently share data and define a common framework with consistent measures that would continually set a top performance goal for both participants and the nation. QUEST participants have prevented more than 198,000 deaths and reduced healthcare spending by more than $17 billion.
“This recognition acknowledges our hospitals’ success in improving services through innovation, dedication and commitment to our goal of the best care for the patients we serve,” says Brenda Kuhn, chief quality officer for Kettering Health Network. “We will continue to work with the QUEST collaborative to identify best practices that we can adopt throughout all our facilities.”
Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. For more information visit www.ketteringhealth.org.
Story courtesy of Kettering Health Network.