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Catholic Health Partners honored National Award for innovation in care delivery

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Catholic Health Partners (CHP) of Ohio was presented with 2014 Richard A. Norling Premier AllianceExcellence Award for its leadership in accelerating innovation in care delivery during Premier's annual Governance Education Conference in Miami Beach on January 28th.

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, “uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other providers to transform healthcare.”

In turn, Catholic Health Partners provides care for 5 million people in Ohio (where it is the 4th largest employer with over 31,000 workers) and Kentucky, operating more than 250 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs, and eight home health agencies. Its hospitals operate as Mercy, Mercy Health, Mercy Health Partners, Humility of Mary Health Partners, Community Mercy Health Partners and St. Rita's Health Partners.

It has consistently been recognized as one of the “top providers in the country for its clinical performance and efficiency,” and reportedly provided “$374.7 million in community benefit services” last year, alone.

"Catholic Health Partners is a driving force behind the success of the Premier alliance," stated Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO Susan DeVore. "Working alongside them has helped alliance members set new standards of performance, improve outcomes and lower costs. They're a true asset to the alliance, and we're proud to honor them with Premier's most prestigious award."

"We are deeply honored to be recognized by Premier for our leadership in enhancing healthcare quality and affordability," stated CHP CEO Michael D. Connelly, president and CEO of CHP. “It is through partnerships, like the one we have with Premier, that health systems are able to extend their capabilities and expertise in service to their communities, all while creating new models of care delivery that will benefit our entire nation."

Previous award winner have included Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas), Banner Health (Phoenix), and Bon Secours Health System Inc. (Marriottsville, Md).

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