Press release from Park Ridge Health:
Hendersonville, N.C. (June 30, 2014) – Park Ridge Health is one of 10 hospitals in the country to receive the Premier Partnership for Patients Award for success in patient safety. Recipients of this award were successful in reaching goals in at least seven of 10 areas measured that relate to preventing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions from 2012 to 2013. More than 400 hospitals nationwide were assessed for this recognition.
“Through commitment, transparency and engagement, we are working to create a culture of safe, reliable and coordinated care at Park Ridge Health,” said Craig Lindsey, Vice President of Clinical Services at Park Ridge Health. “I’m proud of the many teams who are collaborating to provide a leading patient experience for our community.”
Park Ridge Health has partnered with the health care improvement company Premier, Inc., to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions as part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative.
“Participation in this initiative reinforces Park Ridge Health’s commitment to quality,” Lindsey said. “We’re pleased to collaborate with other leading hospitals and health systems around the country to move our industry in the direction of safer and more cost-effective patient care.”
Hospitals and health systems participating in the Partnership for Patients initiative through Premier collectively avoided more than 35,600 readmissions from 2012 to 2013. Incidence of hospital-acquired conditions – including central line-associated bloodstream infections, pressure ulcers and falls – have also been reduced significantly among hospitals and health systems participating in the initiative.
Park Ridge Health has also received recognition as a finalist in the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare. Only 37 hospitals in the country received this recognition, which acknowledges top performers in delivering high-quality, cost-effective health care. Areas measured for this award included harm, mortality, readmissions, costs, patient experience and evidence-based care. QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 350 hospitals working to make health care safer, more efficient and consistently effective. In five and a half years, QUEST hospitals have saved more than 136,000 lives and $11.6 billion.
About Park Ridge Health: Founded in 1910, Park Ridge Health is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing leading-edge, compassionate care in a Christian environment. Park Ridge Health is a member of Adventist Health System, a family of 45 exceptional, faith-based hospitals across the country that operate independently to deliver care and services that best meet the needs of their communities. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, Park Ridge Health provides personalized care at more than 30 locations, offering a dedicated network of more than 140 physicians and providers, cardiac care & rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, a boutique labor & delivery experience, a full range of imaging services and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).
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 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. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving health care 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 health care. 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.