Mercy Receives National Recognition for Patient Safety and Value

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Mercy Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Premier, Inc. for reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), as part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative.  Mercy Allen Hospital was also recognized by Premier, Inc. with a QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit for delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.

Mercy Regional Medical Center is one of the 35 hospitals in the nation to be honored with a Citation of Merit for the Premier Partnership for Patients Award for early success in reaching its reduction goals in preventable admissions and HACs.

Mercy Allen Hospital was one of only 61 hospitals to receive a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in any four of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including harm, mortality, readmissions, costs, patient experience and evidence-based care.

“Recognition by Premier, Inc. at both Mercy Regional Medical Center and Mercy Allen Hospital exemplifies Mercy’s commitment to provide high-quality, cost-effective, safe care to our community”, said Edwin Oley, CEO and President of Mercy.  “We are proud to be one of a few hospitals within the nation to be recognized for our safety, value and our commitment to providing the best care experience.”

About Mercy

Mercy is a full-service, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system that provides inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services to Lorain County and the surrounding communities. Mercy has a long history of over 120 years of delivering quality care to the community and has been recognized by top health care organizations in the country and it is a member of Catholic Health Partners, the largest health system in Ohio.  For more information, visit MercyOnline.org.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram,Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

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