Beaumont, Royal Oak recipient of UHC’s Quality Leadership Award and Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award


University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has selected Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as one of 12 winners of its 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. In addition, the hospital was also one of six medical centers to earn the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award.

The UHC Quality Leadership Award is given to UHC members that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable care.

The 2014 winners are:

  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Utah Health Center
  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

The UHC Quality Leadership Award uses a unique and in-depth methodology and ranking system based on data analysis from the annual Quality and Accountability Study, which was designed to help academic medical centers identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care—mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency—were used as a guide in structuring the study. The composite scoring system uses a comprehensive approach to analyzing patient-level data from the UHC Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager as well as data from the UHC Core Measures Data Base and the publicly reported Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

“I am in awe of our extraordinary team, the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, educators and advanced level practitioners as well as all of those who support the work we do,“ says Leslie Rocher, M.D., senior vice president and physician-in-chief, Beaumont, Royal Oak. “To achieve this level of accomplishment, among the elite academic medical centers in America, is a tribute to our team and their devotion to excellence. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to work at this wonderful hospital and health system.” 

This year the award methodology was refined with enhanced measures related to safety, including data on hospital-acquired infections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network and new metrics on venous thromboembolism based on The Joint Commission’s National Quality Core Measures.

Beaumont, Royal Oak was also the recipient of the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award. The following winners were honored for excellence in supply chain management:

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Denver Health (#1 Public Safety Net Hospital)
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care)
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • University of Utah Health Care
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

“We’re certainly honored to receive both of these UHC awards,” explains Shane Cerone, president, Beaumont, Royal Oak. “This recognition is a result of the outstanding care our physicians and staff provide our patients in terms of quality and value. On the supply side, it’s gratifying to be recognized for five areas of excellence: physician alignment and stewardship; evidence-based evaluations; innovative supply chain approaches; focus on distribution/utilization processes; and long-term commitment to continuous improvement.  Both awards affirm our status as one of the nation’s best hospitals.”

Beaumont became qualified to join UHC as a full, integrated academic medical center through its role as the exclusive clinical teaching site of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

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About Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Beaumont’s 1,070-bed hospital in Royal Oak is a major academic, research and referral center with Level I trauma designation.  It was named Michigan’s first Magnet-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association. The hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the United States for inpatient admissions and for surgical volume. Beaumont, Royal Oak has been named the “most preferred hospital” in a five-county area for 18 consecutive years in a consumer survey by National Research Corporation. Beaumont, Royal Oak is the No. 1 hospital in Michigan with 10 national medical specialty rankings on the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report“America’s Best Hospitals” lists. It is also recognized as a Quality Leader by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont’s website at


About UHC

UHC is an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Formed in 1984 and based in Chicago, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 117 academic medical center and 310 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit