Each year at the Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of our members and suppliers in their efforts improve community health. 

QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare

Awards QUEST hospitals that achieved top performance in all six dimensions of QUEST: cost, evidence-based care, mortality, harm, patient experience and readmissions. QUEST hospitals achieving top performance in five of the six dimensions are also recognized as award finalists and those achieving top performance in four of the six dimensions receive a Citation of Merit. Read the methodology.

Premier Partnership for Patients Award

Recognizes excellence of achievement by Premier members in hospital acquired conditions and readmissions, as part of the Partnership for Patients program.

Supply Chain Excellence Award

Honors top performers based on member submissions to Premier's SupplyFocus® application, and given based on seven peer groups: community (both fewer and greater than the peer group median for acute beds in service), teaching/academic (both fewer and greater than the peer group median for acute beds in service), critical access and integrated delivery network (both fewer and greater than the peer group median for acute beds in service). We measure performance by blending four case mix index-adjusted supply expense ratios. One facility receives the "Most Improved" award in each category except the IDNs.

Supply Chain Innovation Award

Recognizes members who worked with Premier to introduce the most innovative, high-impact supply chain improvement ideas. A team of Premier's Strategic Advisory Committee members, past winners, well-known third-party experts, and Premier leadership evaluate entries and select the winners. Premier members or field representatives can submit entries.

Member Diversity Award

Honors member hospitals and health systems that have established, as a part of their social responsibility initiatives, active programs to evaluate and support minority-, women- and veteran-owned enterprises, as well as small businesses, available through the Premier contract portfolio. Members can apply, and are measured on engagement in diversity initiatives through community involvement, diversity business outreach initiatives, benchmarking and best practices sharing.

Supplier Diversity Award

Recognizes contracted suppliers who have made important contributions in developing and nurturing diversity programs in their organizations and communities within the Premier alliance. Suppliers can apply, and are measured on engagement in diversity initiatives through community involvement, diversity business outreach initiatives, benchmarking and best practices sharing.

AEIX* Risk Management Award

Recognizes AEIX members that created practices to reduce liability and enhance quality of care. Winners are selected based on the new practice's effectiveness and potential applicability to other healthcare settings.

*American Excess Insurance Exchange, RRG (AEIX) is an excess professional liability program serving Premier owners and managed by Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. since 1990.

Supplier Legacy Award

Honors long-standing contracted suppliers that support Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and commitment to lower costs. Winners are selected by line of business member committees.

Supplier Horizon Award

Honors contracted suppliers with less tenure that support Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and commitment to lower costs. Winners are selected by line of business member committees.

Illuminating Excellence Awards

Presented during the Culinary Creations dinner at Premier’s Annual Breakthroughs Conference, the award recognizes an outstanding foodservice professional as Premier's foodservice director of the year. The winner is selected based on improvements in operations, participation in Premier activities, professional/community activities and personal achievements.

Congratulations to our 2013 winners!

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