Four hospitals honored for commitment to quality by AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality

Four hospitals were honored for their commitment to leadership and innovation in quality, patient safety and patient care. The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality prize went to Munson Medical Center. Munson, of Traverse City, MI., will receive $75,000 based on its culture of quality and initiatives to achieve the Institute of Medicine's six dimensions of health care quality. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor was honored as the finalist and will receive $12,500. Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD, and Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA, each received Citations of Merit. Click here for the press release ( http://www.aha.org/aha/press-release/2008/080724-pr-quest4quality.html ). (SOURCE: AHA News Now , www.ahanews.com , July 24, 2008)