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Aurora Health Care hospitals recognized for excellence in a nationwide performance improvement collaborative

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Milwaukee - The Premier healthcare alliance granted honorable mention to 10 Aurora Health Care facilities in its inaugural QUEST® Award for High Value Healthcare. The Aurora facilities were recognized for excellence in high-value care delivery in the nationwide performance improvement collaborative.

The following Aurora Health Care facilities earned honorable mention in the QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare:

  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
  • Aurora Medical Center – Hartford
  • Aurora Medical Center – Kenosha
  • Aurora Medical Center – Oshkosh
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
  • Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital

The award recognizes healthcare facilities for reaching top performance thresholds in three areas:

  • Evidence-based care: Delivering the most reliable and effective care based on national guidelines that follow proven practices.
  • Mortality: Eliminating avoidable hospital deaths.
  • Cost of care: Safely reducing the cost of care for each patient's hospitalization.

The Aurora Health Care facilities were recognized at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., on June 15.

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network.

A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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