TMC Lakewood Ranks Eighth in Nation Among Community Hospitals in an award from Vizient

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October 02, 2017
TMC Lakewood Ranks Eighth in Nation Among Community Hospitals in an award from Vizient

Truman Medical Centers Lakewood announces it is a winner of the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes Truman Medical Centers Lakewood for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005. The award was presented on Thursday, Sept. 13 during the 2017 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit held in Denver.
“We are honored to be among the nation’s top community hospitals,” said Truman Medical Centers President and CEO, Charlie Shields. “As Kansas City’s essential hospital, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all patients.”
This year, 107 academic medical centers and 161 community hospitals were included in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The study measured performance based on the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness. The composite scoring system uses patient-level performance data from a variety of sources, including the Vizient Clinical Data Base, the Vizient Core Measures Data Base, 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 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study helps academic medical centers and community hospitals identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity.
“Leading hospitals today are leveraging advanced analytics and innovative technology to most efficiently provide superior patient experiences and clinical outcomes while managing costs,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief administrative officer for Vizient. “By winning this award, Truman Medical Centers Lakewood exemplifies a leadership style that is focused on results and a culture of collaboration and adaptability that is necessary to succeed during this time of uncertainty and change in the health care industry. We congratulate them on their achievement.”
Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has all the things you expect from a great health system. With two acute care academic hospital locations, the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health program in the area, a long-term care facility and multiple primary care practices, TMC provides care from birth through your senior years. Truman Medical Centers is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Photo caption (from Left to Right): Dr. Mark Steele, TMC Chief Medical Officer; Lynette Wheeler, TMC Lakewood Chief Operating Officer; Charlie Shields, TMC President and CEO 

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