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Published on June 20, 2013

Avera St. Luke’s Recognized for Patient Excellence

ABERDEEN (June 20, 2013) - Avera St. Luke’s Hospital has been named a national recipient of the Premier “Partnership for Patients Award” Citation of Merit.

Each year at the Premier annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of its members and suppliers in their efforts to improve community health. The Premier “Partnership for Patients Award” recognizes excellence of achievement in avoiding hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

This award honors Avera St. Luke’s for achieving improvement in at least seven of the 11 areas of focus during the nine months of data analyzed, January through September 2012, when compared to the benchmark date of 2010.

Premier is the nation's largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 95,000 other sites, using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care.