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Providence Facilities Receive Quality Award

May 21, 2013

Seattle, Spokane and Walla Walla hospitals recognized for quality improvement

Seattle, WA—Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading health care consulting and care management organizations, presented the Washington Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality today. Five health care organizations from across the state were recognized for achievements in improving health care quality and outcomes in 2012.

“Efforts to improve health care quality and value are an intense focus across the nation. With today's awards, we celebrate Washington organizations that have committed to transforming health care delivery for their patients, families and communities,” said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health. “The work they do reflects successful efforts to simultaneously improve care and lower costs.”

The award recipients were recognized during a lunchtime ceremony at the 11th Northwest Patient Safety Conference in Lynwood, Wash.

The 2012 Quality Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality were presented to the following organizations:

  • Evergreen Health, Kirkland, Washington
    Delirium Impact Reduction Project
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Spokane, Washington
    Discharge Planning: A Proactive Team Based Approach
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla, Washington
    Rapid reduction of Clostridium difficile infection rates through multidisciplinary tactics, spearheaded by antimicrobial stewardship team development
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
    Management of Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) Hemorrhage
  • UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
    Emergency Department High Utilizer Program: Case Management to Improve Care, Outcomes, and Cost

About Qualis Health

Qualis Health is a national leader in improving care delivery and patient outcomes, working with clients throughout the public and private sector to advance the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare for millions of Americans every day. In Idaho, Qualis Health serves as the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) and provides case management and utilization management services to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid. Learn more at www.qualishealth.org.

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