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March 3, 2009

St. Nicholas Hospital Participates in a Study about Hospital Quality Improvement

Sheboygan, Wis. --One of eight hospitals in the United States, St. Nicholas Hospital was asked to participate in a study about Hospital Quality Improvement activities.

This study is being conducted by the Boston University Health Policy Institute and the American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET).  

In 2006, the Hospital participated in one of AHA's studies which examined measures of hospital mortality, efficiency, processes of care, patients' experiences with care, and clinicians' assessments of quality in relation to hospital performance improvement processes and practices.

Using those measures, the study identified eight hospitals in the United States whose performance improvement strategies and best practices may better provide lessons and tools for other hospitals to employ in improving their quality and efficiency performance.

The goal of this study is to gain an in-depth understanding of the processes and practices hospitals are using to reach the performance levels envisioned by the Institute of Medicine, Joint Commission and other leading organizations.

"We feel honored to be chosen as one of the eight hospitals asked to participate," said Kathie Lensen, Director, Quality Risk Services. 

"We understand that the information gleaned from this study will contribute to the healthcare's field of collective knowledge and identify many of the best strategies for improving care to our patients and our community. We hope that our participation in this nation wide study will assist America 's hospitals in our continued pursuit of excellence."

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

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