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Union City, Tennessee. July 5, 2017 - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.

Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City was honored during Premier's annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 27, 2017. Baptist Union City was the only hospital in Tennessee to receive the award.

"Baptist Union City's achievements in QUEST reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the communities we serve," said Skipper Bondurant, administrator and chief executive officer, BMH-UC. "We're proud to be named a finalist for the QUEST Award as we continue down our path of improving patient outcomes and community health. We are also very excited to be the only hospital in Tennessee to receive the QUEST Award for three consecutive years."

All QUEST hospitals submitting data for October 2015-September 2016 were eligible for the QUEST Award. Top performance thresholds were established at the top quartile of performance from a baseline period in all measures except cost of care, which was based on top tercile of performance. Top performance methodology for each dimension varied depending on the unique measure calculation and methodology.

"QUEST hospitals have set high standards in clinical excellence nationwide," said Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, vice president of engagement and delivery for Premier Inc. 2/BMH-UC Quest Award

"Together, they have worked to outperform in healthcare. Premier congratulates Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City for their fantastic achievements."

"QUEST was launched in 2008 to help health systems reliably deliver the most efficient, effective and caring experience for every patient, every single time. Approximately 350 health systems volunteered to transparently share data and define a common framework with consistent measures that would continually set a top performance goal for both participants and the nation. QUEST participants have prevented more than 198,000 deaths and reduced healthcare spending by more than $17 billion.

Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com.