Baptist Hospitals Receive QUEST Award Trophies

Baptist Booneville, Baptist Union City and Baptist Union County recently received their 2019 QUEST Award trophies, which they earned for winning a Top Performance Threshold (TPT) Award or being a TPT Award finalist.

Baptist Memorial Health Care leaders visited Baptist Union City to present its trophy on behalf of Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company. Linda Chaffin, Baptist Booneville’s director of health information management and quality, accepted Baptist Booneville’s award.

Baptist Union City and Baptist Booneville are the only two hospitals in the nation to achieve top performance in all five measures in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative: cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

Premier executives presented Baptist Union County CEO and Administrator Walter Grace with its TPT finalist award. The hospital achieved top overall performance in four of five measures in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative.

QUEST was launched in 2008 to help health systems reliably deliver the most efficient, effective and caring experience for every patient, every single time. Since QUEST 2020 was launched in January 2017, members have outperformed their peers by 23% in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and by 29% in its Value-Based Purchasing Program.