Nov. 10, 2014 (Jefferson City, MO) – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Jefferson City, has just been named a recipient of the Missouri Quality Award awarded by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation..
The program, modeled after the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, offers a thorough and objective educational process through which an organization can learn and apply quality implementation techniques and assessment methods. The objectives of the Missouri Quality Award are to promote an understanding of the requirements for performance, excellence, and continuous improvement, and to stimulate sharing of improvement information on successful performance strategies and the benefits derived from using these strategies.
Organizations participating in the Award process join a growing number of Missouri organizations that are dedicated to promoting quality as a vital element to enhancing customer satisfaction and operational performance. Through their willingness to help others, the Missouri Quality Award Recipients have encouraged other organizations to undertake their own quality improvement efforts.
"I am so very proud of our entire organization. In addition to planning for our move to the new hospital, this achievement indicates our commitment to provide the exceptional care and service our patients deserve and expect from us,” said Brent VanConia, President of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Mid Missouri Region.
About SSM Health Care
SSM Health Care (www.ssmhc.com) 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 two Accountable Care Organizations. 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.