09/22/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2022 10:39
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford USD Medical Center has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc. Sanford USD Medical Center has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc. Sanford USD Medical Center is one of about 10% of participating Vizient members in the large, specialized complex care medical center cohort for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.
"Sanford Health's dedication and health care delivery continues to meet and surpass national standards," said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford USD Medical Center. "We are grateful for the team of health care workers and administrators that continue to rise to the top to ensure we are providing the best possible care to the patients not only in the communities we serve, but patients in rural areas of our footprint."
This year, 650 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance data from the HCAHPS survey and the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network.
The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
"Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively deliver superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences," said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and product management. "As a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Top Performer, Sanford USD Medical Center has demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability. We congratulate them on their achievement."
For more information, visit SanfordHealth.org keywords: USD Medical Center.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America's heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.