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Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as Leader in Improving Health Care Quality: Initiatives Will Affect National Quality Improvement Efforts

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Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), Hackensack, NJ, is one of seven health care organizations across the United States chosen to receive $1.9 million grants as part of the second stage of a groundbreaking initiative, Pursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance. The $20.9 million initiative is a project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). “Work being done by Hackensack University Medical Center is helping to demonstrate that consistently and dependably excellent health care can become a reality,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group at RWJF, who is to become RWJF's president and chief executive officer in December. “We expect the Pursuing Perfection participants to produce compelling examples of how health care …

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