Pekin Hospital Receives Excellence in Leadership Award

Pekin Hospital was recently named a winner of a 2012 Excellence in Leadership Award by Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation’s largest hospital management company and the seventh largest healthcare consulting firm in the United States.  Pekin Hospital was one of four QHR client hospitals recognized for leadership in quality initiatives.

The hospital was recognized for the following initiatives:
·         This hospital’s success lies in its Performance Improvement Teams
o    Department Directors incentivized for quality outcomes
·         Received a Leapfrog score of 94.3% on most recent survey
o    And received an   “A”  - Hospital Safety Score - by The Leapfrog Group
·         Most recent quarter for Inpatient Core Measure at or above the National Benchmark in 26 of 27 criteria
·         Among the top 14% of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and only one of 18 hospitals in Illinois recognized as a Top Performer in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
·         Used quality scores in negotiating managed care rates
·         Shares quality and safety tips with staff on an internal screensaver system

As part of the awards presentation, QHR also recognized retiring CEO Kevin Andrews for 40 years in healthcare, 20 of which he worked for QHR, five of which were spent at Pekin Hospital.  A. Richard Kriegsman, Chairman of the Pekin Hospital Board of Trustees stated, “Our CEO’s visionary leadership has helped improve performance at all levels. We are most appreciative of his efforts to build strong partnerships among the Board, senior management, physicians, employees, and our patients.  He leaves us a stronger, better Hospital that is well positioned in the healthcare market.”

QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades and has had a management relationship with Pekin Hospital since 2001.  QHR is the market leader in hospital management, with nearly 150 current multi-year clients across the U.S.  As a consulting resource, QHR is the seventh largest healthcare management consulting firms in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches more than 10,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to

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