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baptist union cityFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kara Ward
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Union City, Tenn., July 9, 2014 -Recently, Premier, Inc., named Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City as a finalist for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare.

Nationwide, only 37 hospitals are finalists out of 330 hospitals eligible for the honors. Hospitals that were named finalists achieved top performance in five of the six areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative: harm, mortality, readmissions, costs, patient experience and evidence-based care.

"This data reveals that we provide high-quality care at lower costs, which is very important in today's health care market," said Teresa Vinson, director of quality at Baptist Union City.

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 350 hospitals working to make health care safer, more efficient and consistently effective. In five and a half years, they have saved more than 136,000 lives and $11.6 billion.

Premier, Inc., is a leading health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform health care. A Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving health care industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.