Lourdes is pleased to announce that Catholic Health Partners, (CHP) has received Premier, Inc.’s 2014 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award for its leadership in accelerating innovation in care delivery. The award recognizes a Premier member that has most advanced the alliance’s work to improve quality and reduce costs over the past year.
The CHP health system provides care for 5 million people across 23 hospitals and more than 250 care locations in Ohio and Kentucky, including Lourdes in Paducah and Marcum and Wallace in Irvine, KY. It has been nationally recognized consistently as one of the top providers in the U.S. for clinical performance and efficiency. This includes being ranked on the Information Week 500 for four years in a row as one of the nation’s most innovative users of information technology.
“Catholic Health Partners is honored to be recognized by Premier for our leadership in enhancing healthcare quality and affordability,” said Michael D. Connelly, president and CEO of CHP, a Premier owner for nearly a decade. “It is through partnerships, like the one we have with Premier, that health systems are able to extend their capabilities and expertise in service to their communities, all while creating new models of care delivery that will benefit our entire nation.”
“Catholic Health Partners is a driving force behind the success of the Premier alliance,” said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO. “Working alongside them has helped alliance members set new standards of performance, improve outcomes and lower costs. They’re a true asset to the alliance, and we’re proud to honor them with Premier’s most prestigious award.”
CHP, is the sole winner among Premier’s alliance of 2,900 U.S. hospitals
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