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SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Quality Care
Madison, WI (June 12, 2014) – SSM Health Care hospitals in Wisconsin are once again among the best in the nation at providing consistent, outstanding patient care while maintaining a high standard of clinical excellence.
St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital all received their awards from Premier at the organization’s annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibition, held yesterday in San Antonio.
"SSM works tirelessly to ensure we’re providing the highest quality health care to the communities we serve,” said Damond Boatwright, Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations at SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. “This recognition is a testament to that commitment.”
Approximately 330 hospitals were eligible to receive awards. They’re part of Premier’s QUEST collaborative, a group of 350 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistent.
St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo is one of 18 hospital winners of the Award for High Value Healthcare. They achieved top performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier’s national QUEST collaborative.
St. Clare, St. Mary’s and St. Mary’s Janesville join nine other top performing SSM Health Care hospitals including:
- Obtaining a mortality rate at least 15 percent less than expected;
- 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 preventable harm events; and
- Obtaining a readmissions rate at least 11% less than expected.
Both St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and St. Mary’s Janesville hospital received a citation of merit award for high value healthcare.
Over the past five and a half years of the initiative, QUEST hospitals have saved more than 136,000 lives and $11.6 billion in unnecessary costs.
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Regional Media Relations Manager
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform health care. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
About SSM Health Care
SSM Health Care (www.ssmhc.com) is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.
With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM includes 18 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance plan, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company, and an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 1,300 employed physicians and nearly 30,000 employees in four states, SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration. The addition of Dean Health System in 2013 brings the number of physician visits across SSM Health Care to 4 million annually.