Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, has won the 2013 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, which comes with a $75,000 prize.

The hospital’s sustainable and pervasive approach to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims for safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered, and equitable health care were attributed to its winning the award.

Award finalist Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn, will receive $12,500.

St Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Ill, and Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, also received the Citation of Merit.

The prize, supported by a grant from the McKesson Corporation, is awarded annually to honor leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.

Criteria for the 2013 award included the demonstration of an organizational commitment to and progress in achieving the IOM’s six quality aims. The award honors hospitals that are making progress in quality improvement and offer models that can be replicated by others in the hospital field.