Press Ganey Unveils Innovative Networking Solution


Dedicated Clinical and Operational Community Announced at HIMSS

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 - The recent updates to CMS regulations and value-based purchasing are top of mind for most hospital leaders, and now more than ever it's imperative that hospitals explore how they measure up in the clinical and operational arenas. To help address this need and to offer a platform for hospitals to discuss best practices, Press Ganey has launched a dedicated clinical and operational area of its Press Ganey Community - an online forum dedicated to health care improvement networking.

"We know there is truly a need for dedicated clinical and operational networking for hospitals, and what better place to unveil this innovative solution than HIMSS," said Richard B. Siegrist Jr., CEO of Press Ganey Associates. "One of the best ways to discover and develop improvement ideas is to discuss and share with peers. Our clients continually improve satisfaction in many areas by sharing best practices and resources through the Press Ganey Community, and we continue to hear from clients that a resource of similar breadth and depth is needed for driving clinical and operational improvement."

The Press Ganey Community is one of the nation's largest online communities dedicated to health care improvement and networking with more than 23,000 members. Through the Press Ganey Community, members network, share knowledge and discover solutions to the challenges they face every day. With the new clinical and operational focus, there will be a dedicated area for clinical and operational conversations - including value-based purchasing, health care reform, core measures, clinical resource management and operational benchmarking.

"When community members share ideas or help one another, they increase the personal knowledge of other community members," said Siegrist. "They also learn what has worked for others and - more importantly - what hasn't worked. With the Press Ganey Community's new clinical and operational areas, members will have access to unprecedented levels of knowledge and resources to improve the quality of health care in this country and around the world."

For more information on the Press Ganey Community, please visit booth #5685 at HIMSS or www.pressganey.com.

Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care - hospitals, medical practices, home health agencies and other providers - including 50% of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.

SOURCE Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

CONTACT: Abby Szklarek, Public Relations Manager of Press Ganey Associates, Inc., +1-574-309-7961, ASzklarek@pressganey.com

Web Site: www.pressganey.com

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