LOS ANGELES, California, Sept. 15, 2017 – UCLA Health's Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center announces it has won the 2017 Vizient Rising Star Award. The award recognizes Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for making significant improvements in its year-over-year rankings in the Vizient annual Quality and Accountability Study. The award was presented on Thursday, Sept. 14, during the 2017 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit held in Denver.
"We are honored to receive this award at UCLA Health and are especially proud of our staff for their exceptional commitment to excellence in providing high quality, patient-centered care," said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospitals.
The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study measures performance based on the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness. The composite scoring system uses patient-level performance data from a variety of sources, including the Vizient Clinical Data Base, the Vizient Core Measures Data Base, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
"Vizient is proud to recognize Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for their improvement over the course of the last year that has enabled them to surpass other peers and place in the highest quartile of performance for 2017. The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study was designed to help health care organizations identify practices associated with high performance in patient care quality and safety. As a Rising Star, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center serves as an outstanding example of executing these best practices to achieve this top-quartile performance and accountability," said Julie Cerese, senior vice president, performance improvement collaboratives and advisory.
About UCLA HealthUCLA Health includes four hospitals on two campuses — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica; UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital; and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA — and more than 160 primary and specialty clinics throughout Southern California. UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report rankings.