HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is excited to announce a new partnership with Studer Group®, an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm based in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
 
Studer Group has worked with more than 1,000 health care organizations in the U.S. and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational and financial outcomes. They help bring structure and focus to organizations through the creation of cultures of accountability and help set them up to be able to implement quickly. It’s this commitment to helping organizations accelerate their ability to implement that led to Studer Group receiving the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
 
“As we embark on this journey with the Studer Group, we are excited to join organizations like Geisinger, Baptist Health South Florida and Sharp Healthcare, said Aaron Puchbauer, president and CEO at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital. “We share the same commitment to providing the best possible care for patients, their families and the community, as well as the best possible working environment for employees.”
 
Studer Group CEO and president, BG Porter, looks forward to this working relationship.
 
“Studer Group works with organizations to help them get better in areas that they are already focused on, such as quality, service, finance, growth and people,” Porter said. “Through our work together, I believe we can make health care a better place.”
 
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About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.   
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

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