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Published on June 29, 2017

SSM Health hospitals in Wisconsin recognized by Premier Inc.

MADISON, WI (June 29, 2017) – All three SSM Health hospitals in Wisconsin have been recognized in the 2017 QUEST® Awards for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo is one of only six hospitals to receive the top award. It achieved peak performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospitals in Madison and Janesville were recognized with a Citation of Merit for the 2017 QUEST Awards. 63 hospitals received a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in any four of the six measured areas.

“We’re proud to be recognized with all three of the awards, which showcase our ability to offer efficient, high-quality care to patients and their families,” said Damond Boatwright, regional president of SSM Health hospital operations in Wisconsin. “The achievements reinforce our commitment to deliver exceptional experiences in each of the communities we serve.”

A recipient of The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum’s 2015 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, 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 hospitals 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 198,000 deaths and reduced healthcare spending by more than $17 billion.

“QUEST hospitals have set high standards in clinical excellence nationwide,” Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, vice president of engagement and delivery for Premier Inc. added. “Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates SSM Health for its fantastic achievements.”

About SSM Health in Wisconsin

SSM Health (www.ssmhealth.com/system) is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.

In Wisconsin, SSM Health serves an 18-county area in the south-central part of the state through inpatient care at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Janesville and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo. SSM Health provides outpatient medical and health services through a network of more than 55 SSM Health Dean Medical Group locations, and serves over 400,000 lives through Dean Health Plan, one of the largest and most diversified HMOs in the Midwest. Also part of SSM Health are two skilled nursing facilities (St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison and St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo), Home Health United, and Navitus, a pharmacy benefit management services company serving more than 4.5 million people across 34 states. 

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com.

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