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Published on August 05, 2014

Alamance Regional Medical Center Recognized for Safe, Efficient Care

 

Greensboro— Alamance Regional Medical Center has received a QUEST® Award High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit for delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Only 61 hospitals received a Citation of Merit from Premier, Inc. Recipient hospitals had to achieve top performance in four of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative: harm, mortality, readmissions, costs, patient experience and evidence-based care.

“This award shows our commitment to delivering the best possible care to the patients we serve,” says Cone Health Executive Vice President and Alamance Regional Medical Center President Preston Hammock. “When you benchmark your performance against the best institutions around, it’s great to see these results.”

Alamance Regional Medical Center is being recognized for:

  • Obtaining a mortality rate at least 15 percent less than national averages for similar conditions.
  • Reducing the average cost of care to less than $5,690 per discharge.
  • Improving the hospital experience so that patients favorably rate their stay and would recommend the facility to others at least 73 percent of the time.
  • Obtaining a readmissions rate at least 11 percent less than national averages for similar conditions.

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 350 hospitals in 40 states   working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. Approximately 330 of those hospitals were eligible for the QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare.

“QUEST hospitals have a really fresh perspective on the state of healthcare today, which they’re using to rethink the way care is provided, and design innovative changes that impact our future,” says  Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore. “Premier congratulates them for the fantastic achievements they’ve made.”

The nation’s leading hospitals created QUEST to set new standards in healthcare that ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. In five and a half years, Quest hospitals have saved more than 136,000 lives and $11.6 billion.

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