The Miriam Hospital announces it achieved 9th place out of 148 complex care medical centers/hospitals in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.  The ranking is part of the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which rates 650 hospitals and health system against their peers for performance in patient care and safety.

The Birnbaum Quality Leadership Ranking recognizes Vizient members who have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality care, as rated by The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which measures quality of patient care across six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. 

“At The Miriam Hospital we take great pride in our tradition of providing superior patient care, and our commitment to excellence in all that we do,” said Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, president of The Miriam Hospital.  “Our team embraces the belief that everyone is a caregiver – both those in clinical and non-clinical roles.  Valuing all contributions has been key to our success in being a consistently high-quality organization.”

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study rankings factor in measures from composite scoring of patient-level data, and performance data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

“Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively deliver superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and product management. “As a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Top Performer, The Miriam Hospital has demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability. We congratulate them on their achievement.”

Vizient gives the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award annually to its top performing members by organization size/type: comprehensive academic medical centers; large, specialized complex care medical centers; complex care medical centers and community-based medical centers.  Complex Care Medical Centers are hospitals and medical centers that perform between 25 and 75 combined cardiothoracic and neurosurgery cases in a year. 

The complex care medical center top performers in Vizient’s 2022 Birnbaum Quality Leadership Ranking are:

  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • The Miriam Hospital
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • NorthShore Highland Park Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato
  • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study has been conducted annually since 2005.  The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

For the list of all awardees, visit Vizient’s website.

Kathleen Hart

Director, Public Relations
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