the 124 Participating Community Hospitals in Vizient’s 2016 Quality and
LEXINGTON, N.C. – Sept. 30,
2016 – Wake
Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center is
among 14 top-performing community hospitals from across the country to take
national honors as a recipient of Vizient,
Inc.’s 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership
The Birnbaum Award is presented
to community hospitals and academic medical centers that are Vizient members
and demonstrate excellence in delivery of high quality patient-centered care
based on mortality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness and equity data.
Lexington Medical Center
James praised the hospital’s physicians and staff for their
hard work and daily efforts to make patients feel cared for like family.
"I am incredibly proud of our entire staff for their dedication to
providing safe, compassionate care. The fact that it has been recognized in
such a significant way with this award is just amazing."
This year, more than 100
academic medical centers and 124 community hospitals were included in Vizient’s
2016 Quality and Accountability Study. The study reviewed hospital performance
data from Vizient’s own clinical and core measures data bases, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services’ (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and
Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction survey and safety data from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
“Vizient is proud to continue a tradition started by University
HealthSystem Consortium of honoring top- performing academic medical centers
with the Quality Leadership Award and to extend this recognition to qualifying
community hospitals,” said Jody Hatcher, Vizient’s president, sourcing and
collaboration services. “This year’s winners all demonstrate a successful
leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture
of collaboration, accountability and adaptability; attributes that are
necessary to succeed during this time of unrelenting change in our industry.
Congratulations to each winning organization.”
The awards were presented during the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit
held September 28-30 in Dallas. The event drew approximately 2,200 attendees
which included health care professionals from 350 member hospitals and health
systems. The Birnbaum award honors
Bernard “Bernie” Birnbaum, M.D., a noted health care leader and former member
of the University HealthSystem Consortium’s (which is now part of Vizient)
board of directors.
Here is the full list of the 2016 community hospital winners:
- Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
- Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington
- Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
- Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
- Parkland Health Center – Farmington
- Vidant Duplin Hospital
- Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital
- University of Colorado Health – Poudre Valley
- Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
- Vidant Beaufort Hospital
- Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe
- Methodist West Houston Hospital
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital
- Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix Arizona
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