Published on November 10, 2020

Premier Inc. Recognizes North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton for High-Value Healthcare

North MS Medical Center-Hamilton receives Quest awardNorth MS Medical Center-Hamilton receives Quest awardHAMILTON, Ala.—North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton has received the 2020 QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care. The hospital was a winner among non-academic medical centers of 175 beds or less.

North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton received this recognition for achieving top overall performance in the areas measured in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative, including affordability, effective care and coordination, prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality, person and family experience, and patient safety.

“This recognition reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the patients we serve,” said hospital administrator Robert Trimm. “We are proud to receive this award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes and community health.”

“QUEST facilities are setting new standards of clinical excellence nationwide,” said Seth Edwards, Vice President of Engagement and Delivery for Premier. “Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton for their fantastic achievements.”

Premier brings together 1,500 hospitals and health systems in multiple collaboratives, including QUEST, to leverage the power of collaboration on a national scale. Within these collaboratives, healthcare providers work with each other to develop, share and scale best practices that improve quality and safety, reduce costs and share risk. A recipient of The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum’s 2015 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, QUEST was launched in 2008 to help health systems reliably deliver the most efficient, effective and caring experience for every patient, every time. Hospitals in Premier’s QUEST collaborative perform 29% better than non-Premier hospitals in achieving value-based purchasing payments.

All 197 QUEST 2020 hospitals submitting data for 4Q2018 through 3Q2019 were eligible for the QUEST Award.

For more information on North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, visit www.nmhs.net/hamilton.

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