As reported by the Northeast Network Healthcare Review, October 26, 2007.

John Dempsey Hospital in Exclusive Company

FARMINGTON, CT -- John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center was honored with a 2007 Premier | CareScience Select Practice National Quality Award for superior patient outcomes in both quality and efficiency.

The award was announced by Premier Inc., the nation's largest independent health care alliance. It’s the second national honor the UConn Health Center has won for its hospital this year. In March, Solucient, a leading source of health care information, named John Dempsey Hospital a "Top 100 Hospital" for 2006, another mark of prestige in health care.

John Dempsey Hospital is one of 49 hospitals nationally recognized with the Select Practice Award. Among the more than 4,700 acute care inpatient facilities eligible to receive the award, John Dempsey Hospital exhibited the highest level performance in both quality and efficiency of patient care.

"This is a tremendous honor and a well-deserved tribute to our outstanding staff at John Dempsey Hospital," said Director James Thornton.