(January 11, 2012) - For the third year in a row, Memorial
University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been
recognized for quality performance in a nationwide hospital quality
The Premier, Inc. healthcare alliance QUEST: High-Performing
Hospitals initiative is a voluntary, three-year program that
includes 278 members across 38 states.
Based on patient outcomes, MUMC received awards for top
performance in the following areas:
1. Save lives by eliminating avoidable hospital mortalities.
2. Safely reduce the cost of care by reducing the costs for each
3. Deliver the most reliable and effective care, ensuring that
patients receive every recommended evidence-based care measure.
"As a member of the QUEST initiative, we've redesigned our
processes to ensure that every patient receives safe, efficient,
evidence-based medicine every day. Our patients deserve and receive
a higher standard of healthcare," said Ramon Meguiar, M.D., senior
vice president and chief medical officer at MUMC.
QUEST supports hospitals in delivering the best care possible,
as well as sharing solutions to improve healthcare nationwide and
influence public policies. In just 30 months, QUEST members saved
25,235 lives and reduced healthcare spending by $2.85 billion
through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care to 63,094
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500
U.S. hospitals and 80,000+ other healthcare sites working together
to improve healthcare quality and affordability.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.