|Monday, 11 June 2012 04:09|
They are the only hospital to receive the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier, a hospital-owned performance improvement alliance of 2,600 hospitals and 84,000-plus other care sites.
“Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for our entire team of employees, physicians, and governing board,” said Bob Ellzey, FACHE, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle. “It is validation of our daily commitment to provide our patients with the highest quality, safe and caring practices in a value-driven environment. At Texas Health, we say that we are ‘Individuals Caring for Individuals, Together,’ and we’re proud to have earned this award together.”
The QUEST Award was presented to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle on June 7 at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The hospital was honored for achieving top performance in all six of the following areas measured in Premier’s national QUEST collaborative over the first three quarters of the 2011 calendar year by:
“Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle is truly leading the way as they deliver care that is more efficient and effective,” said Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore. “QUEST hospitals are charting the course to transforming healthcare’s future by increasing quality and patient safety, all while eliminating unnecessary costs.”
The hospital also received Premier’s fifth annual Supply Chain Excellence Award for its superior purchasing strategies.
The following nine hospitals were also named finalists for achieving top performance in QUEST for any five of the six above areas:
QUEST members participating since 2011 (303 of today’s 350 participants) were eligible for the award. QUEST hospitals agree to:
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.
The Premier healthcare alliance and our nation’s leading hospitals created the QUEST collaborative. QUEST hospitals monitor and measure performance to ensure delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. In their first three years, 157 QUEST hospitals saved nearly 25,000 lives and $4.5 billion.
QUEST now comprises nearly 350 hospitals across 40 states who continue to increase adherence to evidence-based care delivery, improve the patient experience and avoid harm while reducing mortality, cost of care and readmissions.
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle/Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has served Azle, Springtown, Lake Worth and greater northwest Tarrant and Parker counties since 1954. The hospital’s services include cardiology, orthopedics, imaging and rehabilitation. Texas Health Azle is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1.877.THR.WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Azle.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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