July 12, 2017
TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital has been recognized with a Citation of Merit in the 2017 QUEST® Awards for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company.
Only 63 hospitals (out of 319 eligible) received a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in at least four of the six areas measured, which include cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.
“Good Samaritan’s recognition by Premier Inc. as a 2017 QUEST Citation of Merit award winner is a testament to the talents and commitments of our entire Good Samaritan team who go above and beyond to consistently deliver the best care experience and clinical outcomes for every patient we serve,” said Mark C. Clement, TriHealth President and CEO. “This award also provides meaningful validation that we are headed in the right direction as we continue on our path to improve patient outcomes and community health.”
All QUEST hospitals submitting data for October 2015 – September 2016 were eligible for the QUEST Award. 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 top tercile of performance. Top performance methodology for each dimension varied depending on the unique measure calculation and methodology.
“QUEST hospitals have set high standards in clinical excellence nationwide,” Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, Vice President of Engagement and Delivery for Premier Inc. “Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates Good Samaritan Hospital for their fantastic achievements.”
A recipient of The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum’s 2015 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, 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.