Nearly two dozen Adventist Health System (AHS) hospitals were recognized by Premier, Inc., a leading health care improvement company, at its 2017 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Twenty-one AHS facilities were recognized for providing outstanding care to patients, while two others were recognized for superior supply expense performance.
"Our organization is honored to be recognized among some of the top performers in health care," said Terry Shaw, president/CEO of Adventist Health System. "Delivering exceptional care and service with every patient interaction is our top priority, and being a good steward of our resources through strong supply chain performance enables us to provide even better care, service, quality and value for patients in the communities we serve."
In the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare category, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Park Ridge Health were among only six hospitals to receive the award for achieving top performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.
Seven other AHS hospitals – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook; AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, La Grange; Florida Hospital Apopka; Florida Hospital DeLand; Manchester Memorial Hospital; Metroplex Adventist Hospital; and Shawnee Mission Health – were recognized as QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare Finalists for top performance in any five of the six areas measured by the QUEST collaborative.
Additionally, 12 hospitals received the Citation of Merit for top performance in four of the six areas measured. Those hospitals were AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, GlenOaks; AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale; Florida Hospital Altamonte; Florida Hospital Carrollwood; Florida Hospital Celebration Health; Florida Hospital Kissimmee; Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center; Florida Hospital North Pinellas; Florida Hospital Orlando; Florida Hospital for Children; Florida Hospital Zephyrhills; and Gordon Hospital.
"QUEST hospitals have set high standards in clinical excellence nationwide," said Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, vice president of engagement and delivery for Premier, Inc. "Together, they have worked to outperform in health care. Premier congratulates Adventist Health System for these fantastic achievements."
In the Premier Supply Chain Excellence category, Florida Hospital Apopka and Murray Medical Center were honored among only 14 other recipients out of 3,750 hospitals for high-value purchasing practices. Winners were identified using four industry-standard, case-mix-index-adjusted supply expense ratios and a peer grouping methodology to ensure that organizations of diverse sizes and complexity were considered.