Premier, Inc. has recognized Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall as a finalist for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare in providing outstanding patient care. Nationally, out of over 300 hospitals considered for the award, Texas Health Rockwall was one of seven to be named finalists. To be recognized as a Quest finalist a hospital had to achieve top performance in at least six areas which include cost and efficiency, inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient experience and appropriate hospital use.

"Texas Health Rockwall's participation in this collaborative is exciting and reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve," said Kerry Baucom, Director of Quality and Risk Management. "We're proud to be a finalist for the QUEST Award as we continue our journey as a High Reliability Organization intent on improving patient outcomes, experience and health."

Specifically, Texas Health Rockwall is being recognized for their success in:
 Reducing the average cost of care per discharge
 Reliably delivering inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care measures in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
 Improving the hospital experience so that patients and families favorably rate their stay and would recommend the facility
 Reducing preventable harm events
 Reducing rate of readmissions

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 365 hospitals working to make healthcare safer, more efficient and consistently effective. All QUEST hospitals participating in QUEST from January 2014-October 2014 were eligible for the QUEST Award.

"QUEST hospitals are driving outstanding patient care and setting high standards in clinical excellence nationwide," said Susan DeVore, Premier President and CEO. "QUEST hospitals work to outperform in healthcare together, which is exactly what Texas Health Rockwall is doing. Premier congratulates them for the fantastic achievements they've made."

About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on