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OHSU Hospital receives prestigious national award for quality, safety

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OHSU Hospital ranks 12th in the nation for “superior performance" in providing high-quality care, based on mortality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, patient centeredness and equity, according to the 2017 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

The top 12 academic medical centers around the country received the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award at the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit held this week in Denver.

“This tremendous achievement reflects years of hard work across the clinical enterprise. Receiving this award is validation of what many of us already knew: OHSU is a national leader in patient care quality and safety,” said Mitch Wasden, Ed.D., executive vice president, OHSU, chief executive officer, OHSU Healthcare.

According to Vizient, OHSU “exemplifies a leadership style that is focused on results and a culture of collaboration and adaptability that is necessary to succeed during this time of uncertainty and change in the health care industry.”

This year 107 academic medical centers and 161 community hospitals were included in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which measured performance based on the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness. 

The composite scoring system uses patient-level performance data from a variety of sources, including the Vizient Clinical Data Base, the Vizient Core Measures Data Base, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.


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