Allegiance Receives Premier Award for Quality
July 7, 2009
Jackson, Mich. — Allegiance Health has been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as a winner of the Premier Award for Quality (AFQ), given to healthcare organizations who provide outstanding patient care and operational efficiency. Allegiance is one of only 23 award winners of the 3,796 eligible hospitals nationwide.
This award places Allegiance Health in the top one percent of hospitals in the United States in terms of quality and standards. The AFQ recognizes leading healthcare organizations that consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide. Top performers at the overall hospital level are measured and winners are distinguished by performance-based criteria, including clinical quality outcomes, resource utilization and clinical process indicators.
“We take great pride in the exceptional, quality care we provide to our patients,” said Anthony Gardner, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Allegiance. “This award recognizes the exemplary care that our staff delivers to each and every patient.”
“The Award for Quality honors the efforts of our nation’s leading hospitals to provide superior quality and operational efficiency,” said Susan DeVore, Premier incoming president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the efforts of these facilities as they improve the health of the communities they serve.”