University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has selected Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as one of 10 winners of its 2013 UHC Quality Leadership Award.
The award is given to academic medical centers that have demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by the annual UHC Quality and Accountability Study.
The 2013 winners are:
- NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
- Emory University Hospital, Georgia
- Emory University Hospital, Midtown, Georgia
- Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
- Rush University Medical Center, Illinois
- Beaumont Health System (Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak) Michigan
- Fletcher Allen Health Center, Vermont
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Ohio
- University of Utah Health Center, Utah
- University of Colorado Hospital, Colorado
The UHC Quality and Accountability Study was designed to 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 - mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency - are used as a guide for the study. This year, 101 UHC members were included in the analysis.
"Being recognized for quality, safety and efficiency outcomes on a national level by UHC is a significant honor," says Leslie Rocher, M.D., physician in chief, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "Through this award, the UHC recognizes the best overall performance among more than 100 elite academic medical centers."
"This recognition is a direct result of the exceptional care that our Beaumont doctors and staff provide to patients every day," says Shane Cerone, president, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "It demonstrates our team's focus on high quality care, patient safety, low cost and outstanding outcomes, which equates to high value for our patients, the communities we serve and local employers."
Beaumont qualifies for UHC membership as a fully, integrated academic medical center through its role as the exclusive clinical teaching site of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
"As UHC Quality Leadership Award recipients, these academic medical centers have distinctively proven a commitment to providing outstanding patient care," says Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Their consistent superior performance across all clinical services is a true reflection of organizationwide best practices that have made a difference in health care delivery."
About Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Beaumont's 1,070-bed hospital in Royal Oak is a major academic, research and referral center with Level I trauma designation. It was named Michigan's first Magnet-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is an member of the National Children's Hospital Association. The hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the United States for inpatient admissions and for surgical volume. Beaumont, Royal Oak has been named the "most preferred hospital" in a five-county area for 18 consecutive years in a consumer survey by National Research Corporation. The hospital is also nationally ranked in 7 medical specialties on the U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Hospitals" 2013-14 lists and is recognized as a Top Ten Quality Leader by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont's website at www.beaumont.edu.
UHC is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Formed in 1984 and based in Chicago, Ill., UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 118 academic medical center and 299 affiliated hospital members through its renowned solutions in the areas of performance improvement, comparative data and analytics, supply chain management, strategic research and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety and cost-effectiveness. UHC's membership includes a majority of the nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit uhc.edu.
Sam Flanders, M.D., executive vice president Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness for Beaumont Health System gives an overview on UHC and Beaumont's participation below: