|[February 04, 2013]
Texas Health Resources Receives National Award for Leadership, Innovation in Care Delivery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Health Resources has received the 2013 Richard A. Norling Premier
Alliance Excellence Award for its leadership in accelerating care
quality and cost improvements among the nation's largest collaborative
network of health systems.
Texas Health is the sole winner among more than 2,700 of the nation's
leading hospitals that are members of the Premier healthcare alliance.
The award honors the system that has advanced the alliance's work the
most during the past year through leadership and collaboration with
other health systems.
"Texas Health has been a true partner since joining the alliance 15
years ago, setting care delivery standards and then sharing best
practices and lessons learned to the benefit of communities nationwide,"
said Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore. "They spearhead our efforts
to leverage the power of collaboration to achieve higher quality, more
cost-effective healthcare - a goal that could not be more appropriate or
necessary at this time in our nation's history."
Owned by health systems, including Texas Health, Premier comprises
nearly half of the country's acute care hospitals and 90,000 non-acute
care sites that work together to lead the movement to better, more
affordable care. Premier's leading
purchasing network delivers more than $4 billion in annual savings
each year. The alliance also aggregates and uses clinical, operational
and financial information and technologies to drive evidence-based
decisions that improve patient care and reduce costs.
Examples of Texas Health achievements as a member of the Premier
Nine system hospitals are top performers in QUEST®: High
Performing Hospitals, a national performance improvement collaborative
with more than 350 participants. Texas Health Harris Methodist
Hospital Azle was the only hospital to receive the 2012 QUEST
Award for High-value Healthcare.
Top performance in the Premier
Perinatal Safety Initiative, one of the nation's largest and most
sophisticated perinatal improement initiatives reducing harm to
babies and mothers, and lowering associated liability claims and
Texas Health hospitals have consistently been honored by Premier for
chain performance and innovation. And they helped to develop
Premier's clinical, labor, supply chain and safety applications.
Texas Health is a founding member of American
Excess Insurance Exchange, RRG, an alliance of systems that own
and manage their excess professional and general liability insurance
program that is managed by Premier Insurance Management Services.
System representatives serve on Premier committees that help lead
alliance members in efforts to transform and improve healthcare.
"We value this honor and our collaboration with Premier," said Douglas
D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. "As Texas Health
strives to transform the delivery of healthcare in North Texas, we
treasure the ability to share our knowledge and experiences with
nationally benchmarked health systems through our participation in the
One of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United
States, Texas Health includes 25 hospitals with more than 5,500
physicians with active staff privileges. In 2012, it was recognized by Hospitals
& Health Networks as a 2012 Most Wired Innovator; and U.S.
News and World Report named four Texas Health hospitals the "most
connected" in the U.S., as well as to its Best Hospitals in the
Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The system was also named to IMS Health's
list of Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks.
The health system received the Norling Award on January 29, 2013, during
Premier's annual Governance Education Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Previous award winners include Bon
Secours Health System Inc. and Banner
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit
health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute
care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured
or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health
Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris
Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health
Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home
health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical
research and education. For more information, call 1.877.THR.WELL
(1.877.847.9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S.
hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and
technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other
providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with
more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the
nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with
information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering
measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier
also has an office in Washington. www.premierinc.com.
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