Premier Inc. has named Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital a finalist for the 2020 QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care. Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company.

Urbana Hospital received finalist recognition for achieving top overall performance in any four of the five areas measured in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative, including:

  • Affordability
  • Effective care and coordination
  • Prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality
  • Person and family experience
  • Patient safety

“We are grateful for this external recognition of our daily commitment to deliver the best care experience for our patients and their families,” said Urbana Hospital President Jamie Houseman. “On behalf of everyone at Urbana Hospital, I can say we are proud to be named as a finalist for the QUEST Award and we will continue to work to deliver great patient outcomes and community health programs.”

“QUEST facilities are setting new standards of clinical excellence nationwide,” said Seth Edwards, Vice President of Engagement and Delivery for Premier. “Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates Urbana Hospital for its fantastic achievements.”

Premier brings together 1,500 hospitals and health systems in multiple collaboratives, including QUEST, to leverage the power of collaboration on a national scale. Within these collaboratives, healthcare providers work with each other to develop, share and scale best practices that improve quality and safety, reduce costs and share risk. 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 time. Hospitals in Premier’s QUEST collaborative perform 29% better than non-Premier hospitals in achieving value-based purchasing payments.

All 197 QUEST 2020 hospitals submitting data for 4Q2018 through 3Q2019 were eligible for the QUEST Award. Performance thresholds were established at the top quartile of performance in all measures except affordability, which was based on top tercile of performance, from the baseline period. Top performance methodology for each dimension varied depending on the measure calculation and methodology.