Navasota, TX, August 9, 2018 – St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were recognized this past June at Premier Inc.’s annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibit for providing outstanding patient care as critical access hospitals. St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital was recognized among its peer group, which consists of hospitals of similar size and patient mix, with the 2018 Quest® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc. This award is given to critical access hospitals that provide outstanding patient care and achieve top performance in all five areas of Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaboratives. These categories include affordability, effective care and coordination, prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality, person and family experience and patient safety. St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were also recognized as Top Performing Threshold Award finalists for achieving top overall performance in at least four of the five areas measured in Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaborative. Premier’s QUEST2020 is a three-year program designed to help health systems connect with peers, evidence-based practices and data. The program is aligned with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Quality Strategy to provide care for individuals and the community. QUEST2020 members outperform their peers by 23 % in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and by 29 % in the Value-Based Purchasing Program. Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement alliance of approximately 3,900 U. S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations, recognizes hospitals, health systems and suppliers for their work to improve healthcare quality and costs. About St. Joseph Health: Established in 1936, St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than thirty primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit CHIStjoseph.org. [For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or [email protected].] ###
Publish date:Thursday, August 09, 2018
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