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Cedars-Sinai Wins National Award for Patient Care

Cedars-Sinai has earned a top award for the quality and efficiency of its patient care.

The health system received a 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award by ranking eighth out of more than 100 academic medical centers participating in a study by Vizient Inc., a healthcare performance improvement company. The 13 highest-rated hospitals earned the recognition.

Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, accepted the award at the recent Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas.

"This honor reflects our deep commitment to delivering the best-quality care to the diverse populations Cedars-Sinai serves," Priselac said. "We strive to give our patients the high-value healthcare they deserve while meeting our own rigorous standards."

The Quality Leadership Award honors academic medical centers that meet high standards for mortality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, patient centeredness and equity. Vizient noted that the 13 award winners consistently demonstrated a shared sense of purpose, hands-on leadership, vertical and horizontal accountability, a focus on results and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Vizient's annual study analyzes a year's worth of data from a variety of sources, including its own databases, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network.