The ICHOM team is thrilled to announce our Strategic Alliance with Santeon, a leading Dutch hospital group. Santeon is comprised of six facilities, each of which has previously been an individual sponsor of ICHOM. This is our fifth Strategic Alliance and our second in the Netherlands. Santeon was formed in 2010 to improve patient care by fostering collaboration across its hospitals. “We simply believe that one hospital cannot improve quality alone,” Santeon Director Leonique Niessen explains. “A single hospital can set up improvement programs but will need to compare its performance with others to understand where it can improve and which procedures deliver the best outcomes.” In the summer of the “Year of Transparency” — as the Dutch Minister of Health deemed 2015 — ICHOM is delighted to enter a Strategic Alliance with this forward-thinking group of facilities.