Memorial Hospital Miramar Receives Premier Healthcare Alliance's Quest Award for High-Value Healthcare

National Award Recognizes Safe, Efficient and Effective Healthcare

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:58 pm EDT

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Miramar, Florida
"Meeting the imperatives of better care at a lower cost isn’t easy for health systems to achieve on their own. It’s this type of collaboration and innovation that’s needed system-wide to build a sustainable future for healthcare and most importantly communities nationwide"

     Memorial Hospital Miramar was the only Florida hospital, among four others in the country, which was nationally recognized for reducing harm, mortality, readmissions and costs, while improving the patient experience and delivering evidence based care. The award, Premier Healthcare Alliance’s QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare, honors hospitals for achieving top performance in all six of the areas measured in the QUEST collaborative.

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of 333 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. Approximately 330 QUEST members participating from October 1, 2011 through September 2012 were eligible for the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare. The five hospitals who received this award were being recognized for:

• Reducing mortality by at least 31 percent;

• Reducing the average cost of care to less than $5,690 per discharge;

• Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at least 95 percent of the time;

• Improving the hospital experience so that patients favorably rate their stay and would recommend the facility to others at least 73 percent of the time;

• Reducing readmissions by at least 12 percent.

“Meeting the imperatives of better care at a lower cost isn’t easy for health systems to achieve on their own. It’s this type of collaboration and innovation that’s needed system-wide to build a sustainable future for healthcare and most importantly communities nationwide,” said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 95,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandYouTube.

 To read about Premier’s methodology for this award, go to: https://www.premierinc.com/wps/portal/premierinc/public/newsandevents/awards/award/!ut/p/b0/04_SjzQyszQ1NTazMNSP0I_KSyzLTE8syczPS8wB8aPM4k3NDMycnAwdDQw8PEwNPI29_cJMXXwNDILM9HOjHBUB39oNTg!!/