CONWAY, SC –Conway Medical Center (CMC) received a Finalist award in Premier’s QUEST® Award for High-value Health Care. QUEST which stands for, Quality, Excellence, Safety with Transparency, is one of the most comprehensive hospital collaborative programs that helps members deliver the best possible care to each patient, every time. 
CMC received top performance in five of the six domains of QUEST: Cost of Care, Mortality, Harm, Readmissions, Patient Experience and Evidence-Based Care.  In four and a half years of the initiative, QUEST hospitals have helped save nearly 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion in unnecessary costs through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care to more than 80,000 patients.  CMC was one of only sixteen finalists out of 330 QUEST hospitals.

CMC also received the Citation of Merit in Premier Partnership for Patients Award.  This award recognizes excellence of achievement by Premier members in hospital acquired conditions and readmissions, as part of the Partnership for Patients program.

Phil Clayton, President and CEO of Conway Medical Center stated, “At CMC, we are committed to meeting a high standard of care for our patients which involves lowering costs, mortality, harm and readmissions while improving the patient’s experience.  Collaborating with others in our performance improvement efforts allows for the establishment of evidence-based care that will truly bring better health to life our community.”

Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of approximately 2,800 U.S. community hospitals and 95,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care.

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