Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Aligning Goals to Achieve Efficiency
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (Methodist) is the single hospital of Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated health care delivery system based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Approximately 96 percent of the hospital's admissions are patients served by the systems' integrated multispecialty group practice, which comprises 25 clinics in the West Metro section of Minneapolis. Methodist serves about 27,000 patients per year in a region that has been leading the country in health care quality and payment innovations.
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES
- The wide distribution of performance data at all levels of the organization enables staff to benchmark their clinical and financial performance and motivates them to improve.
- Methodist works to delegate staff to meet demand, optimize patient flow, and ensure effectiveness, thus improving quality and lowering costs.
- Looking ahead to a health care system where performance is measured and rewarded, Methodist has taken steps to ensure it meets all national quality and safety standards, while controlling costs