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EVANSTON, Ill. - NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health has been recognized as a top performer in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.

Three NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health hospitals were recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, conducted annually since 2005, including:

  • Evanston Hospital, recognized with a 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award (Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Center cohort)
  • Highland Park Hospital, recognized with a 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award (Complex Care Medical Center cohort)
  • Elmhurst Hospital, recognized with a 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award (Complex Care Medical Center cohort)

“Earning this recognition highlights our systemwide focus on delivering high-quality care for our patients and is especially noteworthy because these hospitals have high volumes and complex cases,” said Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, System Chief Clinical Officer, NorthShore — Edward-Elmhurst Health. “This recognition celebrates the excellence of the teams across the system who work together to deliver safe, seamless and personal care.”

This year, 784 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services HCAHPS survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network.

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for care provided July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

“NorthShore — Edward-Elmhurst Health has demonstrated a high-level commitment to the continuous improvement that is necessary to succeed in today’s evolving healthcare environment,” said David Levine, Group Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics and Data Science for Vizient. “The annual ranking leverages a unique, comprehensive and timely metrics-based methodology to recognize hospitals that achieve results on key measures that define quality patient care and delivery. Congratulations to the NorthShore — Edward-Elmhurst Health team on this prestigious honor.”