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    Mayo Clinic honored with quality leadership award

Gold star trophy award against blue backgroundROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has received the Vizient 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership award for its high-quality patient care.

This award honors Mayo Clinic as one of the top hospitals nationwide for delivering safe, timely, effective, efficient and equitable patient-centered care.

This award recognized Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the hospital at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota, for superior performance.

Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester ranked third out of 100 academic medical centers. Of 124 community hospitals, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing ranked third, and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona ranked 14th.

“We’re honored that three Mayo Clinic hospitals received the 2016 Quality Leadership Award,” says Paula Santrach, M.D., chief quality officer, Mayo Clinic. “The unique Mayo experience is the dedication to quality, safety and service that our staff displays each day. Their hard work and firm commitment to excellence will make us even better in the future.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

The awards are based on results of a quality and accountability study that helps hospitals enhance patient care. The Institute of Medicine’s six areas of care – safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness – guided how the study criteria were structured.

The study includes data from Vizient’s clinical and core measures databases, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

Vizient was formed in 2015 by the merger of University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of academic medical centers, and VHA, a national network of not-for-profit hospitals.

The awards were presented Sept. 29 during the 2016 Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas.


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