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Two Presbyterian Hospitals Among 2011 "Top Performing" Hospitals

Release Date:

January 13, 2012

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.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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.  

Press Contact:

Niki Allcorn
Communications Specialist
E-mail: nallcorn@phs.org 
505-923-6535