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SJCH is 1 of 10 Facilities Nationwide to Earn Premier Award for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Readmissions

Awards & Recognition

San Joaquin Community Hospital is one of only 10 hospitals nationwide to receive the Premier, Inc. award for reducing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and readmissions as part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative.

Through the Partnership for Patients, Premier’s hospital engagement network (HEN) is working with more than 400 hospitals to reduce preventable readmissions by 20 percent and preventable HACs by 40 percent from January 2012 – December 2014. As a member of Premier’s HEN, SJCH is one of the 10 hospitals to receive the Premier Partnership for Patients Award for early success in reaching its reduction goals in at least seven of the 10 areas measured. SJCH was recognized on Wednesday, June 11 during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio.

“Participation in this initiative reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to our community,” said Sharlet Briggs, SJCH’s senior vice president of strategy and performance. “We’re proud to receive the Premier Partnership for Patients Award as we continue down our path of reducing HACs and readmissions.”

Specifically, SJCH achieved a 40 percent reduction in HACs and/or 20 percent reduction in readmissions in 7 of the 10 measured areas of focus.

“SJCH is a prime example of performance improvement in healthcare,” said Wes Champion, senior vice president of Premier Performance Partners. “Through commitment, transparency, trust and engagement, they are collaborating with peers to create a culture of safe, reliable and coordinated care.” 

2014 Premier PFP Award Winners

  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY
  • Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV
  • Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar, Miramar, FL
  • Park Ridge Health, Hendersonville, NC
  • San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, CA
  • St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV
  • Straub Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu, HI
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Plano, TX
  • White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

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