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Kettering Adventist Health Network Hospitals Recognized for Providing Outstanding Patient Care

Story by Elizabeth Long

Premier Inc. has recognized Grandview, Southview and Sycamore medical centers as Finalists for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care. Kettering Medical Center and Fort Hamilton Hospital were named Citation of Merit recipients.

Only 14 U.S. hospitals received Finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient experience and appropriate hospital use. Citation of Merit recipients reached top performance in four out of six areas.

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 health systems 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 176,000 deaths, reduced healthcare spending by more than $15 billion and improved readmission rates by 32 percent.

“Our hospitals’ achievements in QUEST reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve,” says Teri Sholder, Chief Quality Officer for Kettering Adventist HealthCare. “We are proud to receive the QUEST Award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes and community health.”

Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system that improves quality of life through healthcare and education. The Network has eight hospitals: Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Fort Hamilton, Kettering Behavioral Health and Soin. Kettering Health Network is recognized as one of the 2016 Truven Health Analytics 15 Top Health Systems in the United States.

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