Saint Luke’s South and Saint Luke’s Hospital Receive Vizient Awards

October 19, 2018

Congratulations to two Saint Luke’s hospitals for receiving 2018 awards from Vizient in recognition of their performance. Saint Luke’s South Hospital received a 2018 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, recognizing it as a top performing community hospital that has demonstrated superior performance in quality and safety. Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City received a 2018 Vizient Rising Star Award, recognizing the hospital as a top performer in achieving significant year-over-year improvements.

Vizient Inc. is the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. It announced the winners of its 2018 awards Oct. 4 during the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit in Las Vegas. The awards are based on results of the 2018 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which looked at performance measures of 99 academic medical centers, 100 complex teaching medical centers, and 93 community hospitals.

The study takes into consideration a hospital’s performance in the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care:

  • Safety
  • Timeliness
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Patient centeredness
  • Equity of care

It looks at data including the Vizient Clinical Data Base, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award
Saint Luke's South Hospital

Saint Luke’s South was proud to receive this award, which recognizes high performance in quality and safety.

“Today’s leading hospitals are leveraging advanced analytics and innovative technology to provide superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences, and while effectively managing costs,” said Byron Jobe, Vizient President and CEO. “Receiving this award indicates that Saint Luke’s South Hospital has demonstrated a leadership style focused on results and a culture of collaboration and adaptability that is necessary to succeed during this time of change in the health care industry. We congratulate them on their achievement and commitment to delivering excellent patient care.”


Rising Star Award
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Saint Luke’s Hospital was proud to receive this award, which recognizes significant improvement in the measures included in the Vizient study.

“Vizient is proud to recognize Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City for their tremendous improvement over the course of the last year that has enabled them to move up at least 20 spots in the rankings and place in the highest quartile of performance for 2018,” said Julie Cerese, Vizient Group Senior Vice President, Performance Management and National Networks. “The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study was designed to support organizations in adopting evidence-based characteristics of top performance. As a Rising Star, Saint Luke’s Hospital serves as an outstanding example of executing these best practices to achieve this top-quartile performance in quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.”


Poster presentation

In addition to the awards, Saint Luke's was represented at the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit Oct. 2 – 4 in Las Vegas in even more ways, including a poster presentation featuring the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.