IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has recognized Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with its Rising Star Award for 2016. The award was announced yesterday at the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas. The event drew more than 2,200 attendees which included health care professionals from 350 member hospitals and health systems.
The Rising Star Award recognizes academic medical centers that have made significant improvements in their year-over-year rankings in Vizient's annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity of care.
“Vizient is proud to celebrate Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for their outstanding work and achievement toward continuous quality improvement and accountability,” said Julie Cerese, senior vice president, performance improvement collaboratives and advisory. “This Rising Star has attained both top-quartile performance and significant year-over-year improvement.”
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