2 Geisinger facilities among list
of 2011 Top Performing Hospitals
DANVILLE - Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center are among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier healthcare alliance's national QUEST collaborative.
Based on year three of the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, the two Geisinger facilities were recognized for top performance in:
Increasing delivery of recommended evidence-based care for every patient, every time. For example, providing flu vaccinations to all pneumonia patients or prescribing a high blood pressure or chest pain medication prior to discharge for all heart attack patients;
Saving lives by reducing avoidable hospital mortalities; and
Safely reducing the cost of care for each patient's hospitalization.
"Being a QUEST member means redesigning the way we operate so that patients receive reliable, safe and efficient healthcare every time," said John Bulger, chief quality officer, Geisinger Health System. "By collaborating to share our patient outcomes data and provider best practices with other members, we are leading the industry in driving the best results."
The two medical centers were among the 120 hospitals out of a possible 278 that qualified as 2011 Top Performing Hospitals.
QUEST supports hospitals in delivering the best care possible, as well as sharing collaborative solutions to improve healthcare nationwide and influence public policies.
Together, the 278 QUEST members share ideas, strategies and proven practices to reduce variation, an approach that has been shown to improve care quality, safety and cost.