Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has received Premier Inc.’s Partnership for Patients Award for reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions as part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative.

“Participation in this initiative emphasizes Texas Health Plano’s dedication to patient safety and our commitment to providing high quality care,” said Dr. Stephen Hadzima, chief medical officer. “We are honored to receive the Partnership for Patients Award from Premier and we will continue to strive for excellence when it comes to the safety and health of our patients.”

Texas Health Plano is one of only 10 hospitals nationwide to receive the Partnership for Patients Award from Premier, the country’s largest health care performance improvement alliance. The award recognizes hospitals that have reached at least seven of the 10 core areas measured in the federal initiative. Texas Health Plano was honored during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio on June 11.

The Partnership for Patients initiative works to improve the quality, costs, safety and affordability of health care. Texas Health Plano, in collaboration with more than 400 hospitals nationwide in Premier’s hospital engagement network, are working to reduce preventable readmissions by 20 percent and preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent by December 2014.

Nine Texas Health Resources hospitals, including Texas Health Plano, received awards recognizing leadership in accelerating care quality and cost improvements among the approximately 3,000 leading health systems and hospitals that comprise the Premier alliance. 

“We value this recognition our hospitals have achieved through our collaboration with Premier,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “As Texas Health strives to transform the delivery of health care in North Texas, we treasure the ability to share our knowledge and experiences with nationally benchmarked health systems through our participation in the Premier alliance.”

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