As a participant in the Premier, Inc. healthcare alliance QUEST: High Performing Hospitals, Good Shepherd Medical Center saved on average $1,090 per patient. Good Shepherd Medical Center also improved the delivery of recommended evidence-based care measures, or provided “perfect” care, by eight percent. This alliance is a voluntary, three-year project made up of 157 not-for-profit hospitals across 31 states, including urban/rural, large/small and teaching/non-teaching facilities.
Based on first-year results from the project, Good Shepherd Medical Center received awards for top performance on the following performance goals:
- Save lives: Eliminate avoidable hospital mortalities.
- Safely reduce the cost of care: Reduce the costs for each patient’s hospitalization.
Cost of care was reduced by an average of $343 per patient and the delivery of every recommended patient care measure increased by 8.74 percentage points to deliver perfect
care an average of 86.3 percent of the time. At the same time, QUEST hospitals achieved a 14 percent reduction in observed mortality when compared to what was expected.