Manchester Memorial Hospital Recognized for High-value Healthcare by Premier Inc.
Kentucky, June 2017— Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) was named a finalist
for the 2017 QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc. for providing
outstanding patient care, and was honored during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs
Conference and Exhibition
on June 27, 2017 in Washington D.C.
21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any
five of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative. MMH scored
high on cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, safety, patient and family
engagement and appropriate hospital use.
Memorial Hospital’s achievements in QUEST reinforces our commitment to reliably
deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve,” said Erika
Skula, CEO of the hospital. “We’re proud to be named a finalist for the QUEST
Award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes and community
QUEST hospitals submitting data for October 2015 – September 2016 were eligible
for the QUEST Award. Top performance thresholds were established at the top
quartile of performance from a baseline period in all measures except cost of
care, which was based on top tercile of performance. Top performance
methodology for each dimension varied depending on the unique measure
calculation and methodology.
“QUEST hospitals have set high standards in clinical excellence
nationwide,” said Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, vice president of
engagement and delivery for Premier Inc. “Together, they have worked to outperform in
healthcare. Premier congratulates Manchester Memorial Hospital for their
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 single time. Approximately 350
hospitals volunteered to transparently share data and define a common framework
with consistent measures that would continually set a top performance goal for
both participants and the nation. QUEST participants have prevented more than
198,000 deaths and reduced healthcare spending by more than $17 billion.
Building on the legacy of QUEST, QUEST 2020 was launched in January 2017 to
extend beyond hospital walls to provide compliance, improvement and specialized
support for health systems to thrive in today’s healthcare economy.
For more information on the hospital’s
honors and achievements, log onto www.manchestermemorial.org.