Catholic Healthcare Partners ranked high in study

Business Courier of Cincinnati
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Health system Catholic Healthcare Partners placed near the top for quality care in a recent study.

The report, published in the June 2008 issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, compared 73 hospital systems using data publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CHP hospitals ranked fifth.

The research was conducted by Steve Hines and Maulik Joshi. The study, titled “Variation in Quality of Care within Health Systems,” included systems with six or more acute-care hospitals and examined data on 19 quality indicators.

Joshi serves on CHP’s board of trustees quality and patient safety committee.

“CHP is proud to be recognized for the high quality of care our patients receive,” Michael Connelly, president of CHP, said in a press release. “While the results reflect our systemwide focus on quality, they are also a testament to the hard work, determination and the local healing touch that only our front-line caregivers can offer all who come through our doors.”

CHP is the parent of Mercy Health System in Greater Cincinnati.

CHP is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, employing 37,000 people in more than 100 organizations, including 34 hospitals.

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