Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire received the Vizient 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award for high-quality patient care. This award honors superior performance among academic medical centers and community hospitals nationwide for delivering safe, timely, effective, efficient and equitable patient-centered care.
Eau Claire ranked eighth among 100 teaching medical centers and was the first year Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was recognized.
“This is truly an honor,” says Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president of the northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System. “I’m so proud of our staff that tirelessly works every day to ensure the needs of our patients come first.”
The awards are based on the results of a quality and accountability study that help hospitals enhance patient care. The Institute of Medicine’s six areas of care guided how the study criteria were structured:
The study includes data from Vizient’s clinical and core measures databases, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
Vizient Inc. was founded in 2015 as the combination of VHA Inc., a national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals; University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation's leading academic medical centers; and Novation, the health care contracting company they jointly owned.