Premier Inc. Recognizes Mercy Health Hospitals for Exceptional Performance

(CINCINNATI; August 20, 2014) - Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Premier, Inc. has recognized Mercy Health hospitals for exceptional performance. Premier, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances working to drive coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care.

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital was a finalist for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare, while Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital received a citation of merit in the same category. The Quest Award for High-value Healthcare recognizes hospitals that achieve top performance in cost, evidence-based care, mortality, harm, patient experience and readmissions.

Mercy Health – Anderson and West Hospitals received citations of merit in the Partnership for Patients Award, which recognizes excellence of achievement in reducing hospital acquired conditions and readmissions.

“Mercy Health and Premier, Inc. share a vision of providing patients with coordinated, high quality and cost-effective care – delivered with compassion,” said Yousuf J. Ahmad, Mercy Health - Cincinnati Market President and CEO. “We’re pleased and proud that Premier has recognized our efforts to provide high value healthcare while reducing readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions.”

Premier is committed to the highest standards of healthcare improvement and it recognizes its top performing hospital members each year at its annual Breakthroughs conference, which took place in June.