Mountain States Health Alliance, a 12-hospital not-for-profit health system based in Johnson City, Tenn., has been named the winner of the National Quality Forum's annual National Quality Healthcare Award. The award is given in partnership with Modern Healthcare.
Mountain States Health Alliance is the 19th recipient of the award, according to an NQF news release. Last year's honoree was five-hospital Norton Healthcare, Louisville, Ky. In 2010, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, an 11-hospital system in Great Neck, N.Y., took the prize.
Created in 1993, the award recognizes a hospital, health system or group practice for its superior performance. The NQF's jurors use a set of criteria that includes performance on publicly reported quality measures, transparency and effective prioritization of goals, according to the organization's website.