No 'I' in Team: Renown South Meadows Bands Together to Earn Top Honors

Nurses and staff at Renown South Meadows Medical Center celebrate their recent honor as a Top 100 Hospital.

Working together to deliver consistently excellent care, Renown South Meadows Medical Center was honored as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

The staff at Renown South Meadows Medical Center knows there is no “I” in team.

By working together on a comprehensive plan to ensure every patient, every time, has a top-tier experience, the staff has earned top honors from Truven Health Analytics. Renown South Meadows was recognized as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals and as a winner of the 2016 Everest Award.

“The entire team at South Meadows should be proud of their honors,” says Susan Davila, administrator of Renown’s South Meadows Medical Center. “This is a true testament to their dedication to high quality care and patient safety.”

Davila gives a special thanks to Kim Butler, manager of quality.

“She constantly challenged our team to always deliver the best, each and every time,” Davila says.

A Commitment to Quality Care

The Top Hospitals award is given for overall organizational performance, including measures on patient care, operational efficiency, financial stability and patient perception of care. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in size and teaching status. Renown South Meadows and 99 other hospitals earned the honor out of nearly 3,000 hospitals.

The 2016 Everest Award honors hospitals that have the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over the course of five years. There were only 17 hospitals that earned an Everest this year, including Renown South Meadows. 

According to Truven, hospital systems like Renown South Meadows provide “top-notch medical care for patients. They must improve efficiency, processes, financial stability and value to the community over the long term, and be dedicated to continual self-evaluation and improvement.”

Butler says the designations were earned through a deliberate and collaborative approach.

“We had alignment among leadership, nursing, staff and physicians with the goal to be the best hospital in the state,” Butler says.

When an outcome fell short, the staff carefully retraced their steps to see where improvements could be made.

Butler says the honors are a validation of the entire staff’s hard work.

“Because it isn’t one person that makes this happen,” Butler says. “Everybody has to be committed to quality.”