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Vidant Beaufort Hospital receives excellence award from Vizient, Inc. for quality leadership performance

January 02, 2017 by Pam Shadle

Washington, NC – Vidant Beaufort Hospital announces it has won Vizient’s 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes Vidant Beaufort Hospital for demonstrating superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, presented the award on Thursday, September 29th during the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit held in Dallas. 

“At Vidant Beaufort Hospital, we are committed to delivering the best possible clinical care to our patients. We benchmark and measure our performance against other hospitals across the country and rigorously measure quality and patient safety in our drive to deliver exceptional patient outcomes,” says Harvey Case, president of Vidant Beaufort Hospital. “It is an honor, and a direct reflection of our staff, to be recognized as a national and regional leader in quality care. We have taken major steps to build a system of care that ensures timely, accurate, safe and effective treatments.” 

This year, more than 100 academic medical centers and 124 community hospitals were included in the study, which reviewed performance data from a variety of sources, including Vizient’s Clinical Data Base, Vizient’s Core Measures Data Base, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. 

Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study helps academic medical centers and community hospitals identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care—safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness—were used as a guide in structuring the study criteria. 

“Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively manage cost and deliver superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences,” said Jody Hatcher, president, sourcing and collaboration services. “By winning this award, Vidant Beaufort Hospital demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability necessary to succeed during this time of unrelenting change in our industry. We congratulate them on their achievement.” 
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