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Industry Experts to Discuss Hospital Leadership Role in Becoming a Top Quality Hospital, Improving Patient Care.

Premier Healthcare Alliance, CareScience Teleconference to Feature Representatives from Hospitals, Healthcare Organizations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Premier healthcare alliance and CareScience will host a national teleconference on Tuesday, May 22, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST, featuring industry experts discussing the role of hospital executive leadership in improving hospital quality and patient care.

The teleconference, entitled "Bridging the Quality Gap: What is the Largest Contributing Factor to your Organization Becoming a Top Performing Hospital and How do You Get There Quickly?", will feature:

* Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, medical director, Hospital Interventions Quality Improvement Organization Support Center and the Hospital Quality of Care Measures Special Study;

* Tom Rampulla, BS, director of Quality Measurement, Columbia St. Mary's, an Ascension Health ministry;

* Maria Hill, RN, MS, CMAC, executive director of Clinical Excellence, Columbia St. Mary's, an Ascension Health ministry.

As "value driven healthcare" gains momentum, and standardized methods for quality improvement are being integrated further into hospital operations, leadership and governing boards are recognizing that their role in improving quality and care delivery is crucial to the success of their organizations. This event will explore, define and influence the role of hospital leadership in determining paths to performance excellence.

Premier's Advisor Live is a free monthly teleconference series providing information and discussion on important quality improvement and supply chain topics. To register, obtain additional information or access past audio recordings, visit or contact the Premier Solution Center at 800.805.4608.

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 45,000 other healthcare sites, Premier Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation's largest healthcare purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C. and Washington. For more information, visit
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