NEWS FROM THEDACARE®
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2021
Awarded for Demonstrating Excellence in Delivering High-Quality Care
NEENAH, Wis. – ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Annual Ranking by Vizient, Inc. ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is in the top 5% of the 117 large, specialized, complex care medical center members nationally to be recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking, which has been conducted annually since 2005.
“ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah has a long history of serving patients and families in Northeast and Central Wisconsin as our anchor hospital for critical care with services such as the Level II Trauma Center, certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and emergency care located at the campus,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, President and CEO of ThedaCare. “This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our team members who are committed to coordinated care, providing greater access to innovative and specialized care, as close to home as possible.”
The measures include safety, effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness, as well as other performance measures. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance in core measures data, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. The other member cohorts that are annually ranked are comprehensive academic medical centers, complex medical centers and community hospitals.
This year, 565 participating hospitals across the country were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity.
“As hospitals and health care systems continue to provide patient care during these unprecedented times, it’s important to recognize their accomplishments,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, analytics and data science for Vizient. “This year, all Vizient member accomplishments will be celebrated in November at the Vizient Connections Education Summit.”
The recognition demonstrates ThedaCare’s continued path to reinvent health care by becoming a proactive partner in health – enriching the lives of all and creating value in everything they do.
“In order to create healthier communities, we must become an organization that proactively knows our patients, anticipates health wants and needs, prevents issues from arising and creates value,” said Dr. Andrabi. “Quality metrics such as the ones measured through the Vizient Recognition, helps our system monitor progress, allowing teams to continue preparing and responding to the needs of the communities we serve, keeping our patients and families safe and healthy, now and in the future.”
The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 600,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 health care professionals. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including seven hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their unique best lives. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.
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