SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital receives Premier Inc. Award for reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions 

  

Sara Savat | sara.savat@ssmhealth.com | 314-768-8801 
Richmond Heights , MO 
6/28/2017 
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis has been recognized by Premier Inc., for reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and readmissions, as part of their participation during the federal Partnership for Patients (PfP) Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 initiative.

 

During the national HEN 2.0 initiative, Premier worked with more than 450 hospitals to meet goals in 11 harm areas and make improvement in 30-day readmissions.

SSM Health St. Mary’s is one of 22 hospitals nationwide to receive the Premier Partnership for Patients HEN 2.0 Award for being in the top 10 percent of HEN 2.0 hospitals for total score based on the 11 harm areas. SSM Health St. Mary’s was recognized during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Washington D.C.

“Participation in this initiative reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to our community,” said Travis Capers, president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. “Over the last year, we have engaged every department in the hospital to work together to lower hospital acquired infection rates and readmissions and maintain the highest standards of care. It has been a huge undertaking, but I am very proud of our team. This award reflects that shared commitment to providing safe, quality care.”

“SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital is a prime example of performance improvement in healthcare,” said Roshni Ghosh MD, vice president of government services, chief medical information officer, Premier. “Through commitment, transparency, trust and engagement they are collaborating with peers to create a culture of safe, reliable and coordinated care. We are constantly amazed by these accomplishments. Premier congratulates everyone at SSM Health St. Mary’s for their hard work and tremendous achievements.”

In the fall of 2016, Premier was named as one of 16 Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) to continue the work of the national Partnership for Patients initiative and the success of its HEN. The Premier HIIN has a large national footprint and is currently working collaboratively with more than 465 hospitals and health systems across 40 states in an iterative journey to improve the delivery of safe, reliable care for every patient, every time.

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.

About SSM Health
SSM Health (www.ssmhc.com) 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.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis is a 525-bed hospital specializing in high-risk obstetrics. A teaching hospital, St. Mary’s is home to an accredited internal medicine residency program and to Saint Louis University School of Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Practice residency programs. For more information, visit us at www.ssmhealth.com/stmarys or find us on Facebook.

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