St. Luke’s University Health Network wins 2020 Premier Alliance Excellence Award

Dec. 8, 2020

Premier Inc. named St. Luke’s University Health Network, a fully integrated health network serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the winner of the 2020 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award.

Premier presented the annual award to St. Luke’s for exemplifying the highest level of industry innovation and advancements in delivering high-quality, cost-effective care. The St. Luke’s system – which includes 12 hospitals, more than 1,900 physicians and providers, and a regional medical school campus – leverages Premier’s performance improvement infrastructure and strategic supply chain services.

In using Premier’s data, technology and supply chain services, St. Luke’s has consistently achieved top decile performance for quality and efficiency. As a member of Premier’s bundled payment collaborative, St. Luke’s has been a top performer in generating positive savings, realizing more than $1 million in savings year over year. Additionally, through its partnership with Premier, St. Luke’s is leveraging innovative predictive analytics technology to improve maternal health, prospectively identifying women at risk for pre-eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage and pre-mature birth with a high level of accuracy.

“St. Luke’s has been a leader in accelerating innovative breakthroughs that enhance the lives of the more than 80,000 patients across its communities,” said Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier. “St. Luke’s has a deep commitment to high-quality care delivery, and its approach to teaching, research and collaboration has created new standards of care for both Premier members and the healthcare industry overall. Premier’s 34-year partnership with St. Luke’s is exceptionally valued, and we are honored to recognize them with the 2020 Premier Alliance Excellence Award.”

St. Luke’s was selected from Premier’s nationwide alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and 200,000 other provider organizations. The system continues to be a leader in innovation, participating in forward-thinking, value-based care collaboratives such as QUEST and Premier’s Population Health Management Collaborative, as well as ASCEND, Premier’s highly committed purchasing program. The system has also invested in bringing resiliency to the healthcare supply chain by leveraging ProvideGx, a Premier program that helps ensure health systems have continuous and affordable access to shortage medications. More recently, St. Luke’s has helped stabilize the supply chain during COVID-19 by making investments in Prestige Ameritech and DeRoyal Industries alongside Premier and other members, thereby expanding domestic manufacturing for personal protective equipment.

Previous Premier Alliance Excellence Award winners include McLaren Health Care (Detroit), University Hospitals (Cleveland), Baystate Health (Springfield, MA), Banner Health (Phoenix), Bon Secours Mercy Health (Cincinnati), Inova (Falls Church, VA) and Texas Health Resources (Arlington, TX).

Premier Inc. has the release.

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