Mexico, MO (Nov. 11, 2015) — SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain is pleased to announce it has been named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve the patient experience. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of clinical quality performance.
Using 2014 calendar year data, 39 active clinical measures from the acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, immunization, pneumonia, postnatal care, surgical infection prevention, stroke, venous thromboembolism measure sets were used to calculate an overall composite score. Clients performing in the 95th percentile on the overall composite score were recognized.
"Our team of physicians and staff are proud of the exceptional care they provide their patients every day. This award validates that with an important recognition from the industry's leader in measuring and understanding clinical quality and patient experience," said Kari Wilson, vice president of clinical services for St. Mary's – Audrain.
"Many of our physicians have chosen to spend their entire careers caring for the patients of our community, and we want the public to know that they have an outstanding health care organization right in their hometown ready to serve them", said Dr. Joseph Corrado, surgeon and chief of staff for St. Mary's – Audrain.
Press Ganey formally recognized award winners at a luncheon at the National Client Conference today in Orlando, Fla.
About SSM Health
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.
With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM includes 19 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company, and an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 1,300 employed physicians and nearly 30,000 employees in four states, SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration. The addition of Dean Health System in 2013 brings the number of physician visits across SSM Health Care to 4 million annually.