CHI St. Joseph Health Regional and Grimes Hospitals Receive Recognition for Improving Quality and Costs

Bryan, TX, September 9, 2019— Premier Inc., a healthcare improvement company, awarded Regional Hospital the Premier HIIN Award for Excellence in Patient Safety across the Board for excellence in 13 patient safety adverse event areas of focus. Grimes Hospital was named a TPT Quest Award Finalist for top performance in its peer group.

Regional Hospital was among roughly 20 health systems nationwide and the only one in the Brazos Valley to receive the HIIN recognition. Premier recognized Regional and Grimes during an awards ceremony held at its annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, held June 19-21 in Nashville.

“These awards refer to our commitment toward a culture of patient safety at Regional Hospital,” said Theron Park, President & CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “They recognize our efforts to hard-wire evidence-based practices into our day-to-day operations to ensure delivery of safe, reliable care that is free from harm for every patient, every time.”

For this recognition, Premier evaluated Regional Hospital’s 2018 performance data for 13 inpatient adverse event areas of priority in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients program. Regional ranked in the 90th percentile on reporting, improvement and benchmark achievement.

Premier assessed Grimes’ performance in five dimensions of QUEST2020™ collaborative. Those categories include affordability, effective care and coordination, prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality, person and family experience and patient safety.

QUEST2020 is a three-year program designed to help health systems connect with peers, evidence-based practices and data. The program is aligned with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Quality Strategy to provide care for individuals and the community. QUEST2020 members outperform their peers by 23 percent in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and by 29 percent in the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

About Premier Inc.: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

[For more information, please contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Bush at 979-774-2165 or hbush@st-joseph.org.]

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