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Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center recognized for providing safe, efficient and effective care

June 11, 2012

Sheboygan, WI – The Premier healthcare alliance has presented Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center with the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare. The award recognizes Aurora Sheboygan for excellence in high-value care delivery in the nationwide performance improvement collaborative.

Aurora Sheboygan was one of nine finalists out of 303 QUEST participating hospitals to receive the award. To do this, Aurora Sheboygan met thresholds over the first three quarters of the 2011 calendar year in the following categories:

  • Mortality: eliminated 15 avoidable hospital deaths with a mortality rate of 0.94 percent.
  • Cost of care: safely lowered costs by an average of $480 per patient.
  • Evidence-based care: improved the delivery of recommended evidence-based care measures by 0.73 percent. Evidence-based care measures include interventions such as administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, and smoking cessation for heart attack patients.
  • Harm: reduced harm by 151.37 percent across 24 categories, including infections and birth injuries.
  • Readmissions: reduced readmissions by 2.86 percent.

QUEST hospitals monitor and measure performance to ensure delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. In their first three years, 157 QUEST hospitals saved nearly 25,000 lives and $4.5 billion.

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-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.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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