CAMC was among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals, according to national healthcare alliance: http://www.premierinc.com/quest/. Based on year three of the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, CAMC increased delivery of recommended evidence-based care to every patient, every time, and kept costs below target and saved lives by reducing avoidable hospital mortalities.
"Being a QUEST member means redesigning the way we operate so that patients receive reliable, safe and efficient health care every time they come in," said Glenn Crotty Jr, MD, CAMC chief operating officer. "By collaborating to share our patient outcomes data and provider best practices with other members, we are leading the industry in driving the best results, which creates a competitive advantage."
QUEST supports hospitals in delivering the best care possible, as well as sharing collaborative solutions to improve healthcare nationwide and influence public policies. Together, the current 278 QUEST members share ideas, strategies and proven practices to reduce variation, an approach that has been shown to improve care quality, safety and cost.