TRENTON — Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, was named a winner of Vizient’s 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award.
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, also received the award.
The award recognizes the hospital for being complex teaching medical centers. Award winners are selected by demonstrating superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study, conducted annually since 2005.
Vizient Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, presented the awards Oct. 4 in Las Vegas as part of its 2018 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit.
“We are honored to be recognized by Vizient for this award,” said Christine Stesney-Ridenour, president, Beaumont Hospital, Trenton. “This achievement was only made possible because of the dedication and efforts of our entire team to help lower costs to ensure the delivery of exceptional, patient-centered care.”
“This is incredible news for Beaumont and the communities served by our Grosse Pointe and Trenton hospitals,” said Dr. Sam Flanders, senior vice president and chief quality officer, Beaumont Health. “Vizient, by all measures, represents the gold standard in recognizing quality and safety in hospitals nationwide and we are proud to be among this year’s elite group of performers.”
Beaumont Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson, added, “I am proud of the outstanding performance of the teams at each hospital for working so hard to deliver compassionate and exceptional care to our patients and their families every day.”
“Today’s leading hospitals are leveraging advanced analytics and innovative technology to provide superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences while effectively managing costs,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient.
“Receiving this award indicates that Beaumont has demonstrated a leadership style focused on results and a culture of collaboration and adaptability that is necessary to succeed during this time of change in the health care industry,” Jobe said. “We congratulate them on their achievement and commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.”
This year, more than 99 academic medical centers, 93 community hospitals and 100 complex teaching medical centers were included in the study, which reviewed performance data from a variety of sources, including Vizient’s Clinical Data Base; Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Core Measures Data Base; the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study helps academic medical centers and community hospitals identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care — safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness — were used as a guide in structuring the study criteria.
Beaumont Hospital, Trenton
Part of Beaumont Health, Beaumont Hospital, Trenton has been serving the residents of Trenton and the Downriver communities since 1961 when it was Seaway Hospital. With 193 beds, it is an all-private bed community teaching hospital with nine university-affiliated residency programs.
Beaumont, Trenton is also a Level II trauma center and is accredited by the Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval for its Total Joint Replacement program. The hospital is regionally ranked as “high performing” by U.S. News and World Report for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is a two-time recipient of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence for Outpatient surgery. For more information, visit beaumont.org.