Premier Congratulates Hawaii Hospitals for Exceeding in Patient Safety Last Updated: May 3, 2018
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By Kelly Conklin, MSN, RN, service line vice president of clinical quality and safety, Premier Inc.

We are pleased to congratulate hospitals in Hawaii for having the largest proportion of “A-rated” facilities, according to The Leapfrog Group’s 2018 Hospital Safety Grade update. Hawaii hospitals are leaders in using data and collaboration to drive improvements in quality and safety.

Since 2011, we’ve been working with Hawaii hospitals on advances in care that are driven by evidence-based best practices and data sharing. Over time, they’ve been able to improve patient safety by 20 percent. These hospitals are continuously exceeding new performance levels across all settings of care to benefit their patients and succeed in value-based payment models. The accomplishments of Hawaii hospitals are helping to scale innovation across the healthcare industry.

-By Kelly Conklin, MSN, RN, service line vice president of clinical quality and safety, Premier Inc.

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Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.