Mercy Health System Earns Prestigious “Living the Vision” 2017 HAP Achievement Award
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (July 26, 2017) – For the second year in a row, Mercy Health System has been selected to receive the prestigious “Living the Vision” Achievement Award from The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its outstanding efforts to improve health care in the state through innovation and excellence in patient care.
Only one project is selected each year to receive the “Living the Vision” award, illustrating how it reflects the goals of the State’s Triple Aim—improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs. Entitled Holistic Care Coordination: Caring for the Mind, Body and Spirit to Create a Healthier Pennsylvania, the winning Mercy Health System entry pushes back against negative social determinants of health to reduce inappropriate health care resource utilization through community-based, intensive care coordination that addresses unmanaged chronic disease conditions, as well as unmet social needs.
“At Mercy, one of our Core Values is caring for the poor, and developing a program that would help our highest-need patients receive appropriate health services via a person-centric, holistic approach to care coordination is a natural path,” said Susan Croushore, president & CEO of Mercy Health System. “I am so proud of our Care Coordination Team, led by Margaret Bosler, RN, BSN, MHA, who work every day to provide safe, high-quality and compassionate care to advance individual health while advocating for health equity across our urban population.”
“HAP congratulates this year’s Achievement Award winners and all entrants for their innovative and creative efforts to transform Pennsylvania’s health care landscape.” said Andy Carter, HAP president and CEO. “Their work is on the cutting edge of consumer-focused care, and I am proud to recognize this year’s winners.”
Entries were evaluated by a 12-judge panel. The panelists, drawn from Pennsylvania and across the nation, represented the public and private sectors, health care and business organizations, and investor-owned and nonprofit entities. The Achievement Awards program began during 1978.