ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Presbyterian Hospital (PH) and
Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital (PKH) are among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals
in the Premier healthcare alliance’s national QUEST® collaborative. This is the
third year in a row that PKH has achieved top performance.
The honor recognizes hospitals who are national leaders in
improving patient quality and safety (in the areas of heart attack, congestive
heart failure, pneumonia and reducing surgical complications), reducing mortality
rates and reducing health care costs.
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 current 278 members share
ideas, strategies and proven practices to reduce variation, an approach that
has been shown to improve care quality, safety and cost.
“Being a QUEST member means collaborating with colleagues to
redesign the way we deliver care so that patients receive reliable, safe and
efficient healthcare when they are at Presbyterian,” said Kathy Davis, RN,
senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Presbyterian Healthcare
Services. “By sharing our patient outcomes data and best practices with other
members, we are leading the industry to drive the best results for patients.”
In just 30 months of the collaborative, QUEST members,
including PH and PKH, have saved a combined 25,235 lives and reduced healthcare
spending by $2.85 billion through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based
care to 63,094 patients.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the
health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was
founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit
healthcare system and its largest provider of care. Presbyterian offers eight
hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with
more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.