Two SSM Health Care of Wisconsin hospitals are among the best in the nation at providing safe, reliable and efficient care, according to America’s largest health care performance improvement alliance. The two SSM hospitals achieved top performance in key quality areas in the Premier healthcare alliance’s QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative.
The top performing hospitals include: St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
The recognition recognizes hospitals who are national leaders in improving patient quality and safety, reducing mortality rates and reducing costs for patients.
"This recognition is a testament to the exceptional care we provide each day to the people we serve," said William P. Thompson, president/CEO of SSM Health Care.
The QUEST initiative is made up of 336 not-for-profit hospitals. In four and a half years of the initiative, QUEST hospitals have helped save nearly 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion in unnecessary costs through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care to more than 80,000 patients.
QUEST is designed to help hospitals achieve new levels of performance. Participating hospitals were challenged to overcome the main factors that lead to deaths, errors and excessive costs, and measure themselves against one another to achieve top performance.
This is the third year for St. Mary’s Hospital to receive this recognition and the first year for St. Clare Hospital.
St. Clare and St. Mary’s join other top performing SSM hospitals including SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, Richmond Heights, Mo.; St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, Ill.; and St. Francis Hospital & Health Services, Maryville, Mo.
Premier Inc. is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care for patients.
Click here to find out more about the Premier QUEST High Performing Hospitals collaborative.