HOUSTON (September 1, 2020) – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) has been named a finalist for the 2020 QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare by Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care as an academic hospital (2nd top performer).
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was named a finalist for achieving high rates of performance among its Award Finalists in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative for mortality, readmissions, affordability and safety.
“This recognition highlights our commitment to provide the highest level of quality care for our patients and the community we serve,” said Liz Youngblood, President. “Baylor St. Luke’s is proud to be named a finalist for the QUEST Award as we continue in our ongoing efforts of improving patient outcomes and community health overall.”
“QUEST facilities are continuing to set new standards for clinical excellence nationwide,” said Seth Edwards, Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and Population Health for Premier. “Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center for their fantastic achievements.”
Premier brings together 1,500 hospitals and health systems in multiple collaboratives, including QUEST, to leverage the power of collaboration on a national scale. Within these collaboratives, healthcare providers work with each other to develop, share and scale best practices that improve quality and safety, reduce costs and share risk. 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 time. Hospitals in Premier’s QUEST collaborative perform 29% better than non-Premier hospitals in achieving value-based purchasing payments.
The peer group improvement category is designed to recognize QUEST 2020 top performing hospitals based on size, patient mix and academic status. Each QUEST 2020 member was grouped into one of six categories: critical access hospitals, academics, teaching hospitals with more than 375 beds, teaching hospitals with fewer than 375 beds, non-teaching hospitals with more than 175 beds and non-teaching hospitals fewer than 175 beds. A top performer in each of the six peer groups was named a winner of the QUEST Award.
About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare 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 healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has two community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.