Four Mountain States Health Alliance hospitals were recognized recently by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for several key quality measures, including low cost of care, delivery of evidence-based care and low mortality scores. The following MSHA hospitals were among 120 facilities nationwide named 2011 Top Performing Hospitals by Premier’s QUEST collaborative: Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport; Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City; Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.; and Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton.
The QUEST High Performing Hospitals collaborative allows hospitals nationwide to share best practices and compare data on patient safety, clinical outcomes, cost of care and patient satisfaction, with the goal of improving all metrics for the benefit of the patient. Participation in the collaborative is strictly voluntary.
Of the 120 facilities recognized as Top Performing Hospitals, 95 were eligible to receive monetary awards as charter members of the QUEST collaborative since 2008. All four MSHA facilities recognized will receive monetary awards.