Both Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital earned the Vizient 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. Fairview Hospital was recognized in the large, specialized complex care medical center cohort, and Lutheran Hospital in the community hospital cohort. Lutheran has received this award the past four years.
“This accomplishment reflects our caregivers’ collaborative efforts to provide exceptional, safe, patient-centered care every day,” says Cleveland Clinic Chief Quality Officer Cynthia Deyling, MD. “These results exemplify our caregivers’ commitment to high reliability and preventing all forms of harm.”
The award honors community hospital members that demonstrate excellence in delivering high quality care based on measures in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking, including safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness. This ranking identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity.
“Receiving this award is significant to the Cleveland Clinic health system, but also to the caregivers whose dedication to patient safety resulted in this recognition,” says Ed Sabanegh, MD, President, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Regional Hospitals. “I am proud of Fairview Hospital and Lutheran Hospital caregivers for their efforts in putting patients first.”
Vizient selects award recipients from member organizations based on performance data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base, core measures data, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.