Ann Arbor, MI, February 25, 2013 – Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993.
“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years. The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “These leaders continue to demonstrate their vision of excellence when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year’s winners for their achievement.”
For the fifth year, Truven Health Analytics is also recognizing the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award winners — those hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over five years. This year, there are 16 Everest Award winners.
“I am very proud of the contribution that 100 Top Hospitals has made through twenty years of tremendous challenges in the healthcare industry,” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “And I’m pleased to acknowledge Jean’s consistent leadership and relentless search for innovation that have resulted in continued expansion of the performance improvement insights provided by the 100 Top Hospitals study.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit http://www.100tophospitals.com.
Here are the winning hospitals, by category, with asterisks indicating the Everest Award winners:
Major Teaching HospitalsAdvocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL
Teaching HospitalsAllen Hospital – Waterloo, IA*
Large Community HospitalsAdvocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, IL*
Medium Community HospitalsAurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan, WI
Small Community HospitalsAlta View Hospital – Sandy, UT
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver.
For more information, please visit truvenhealth.com.
About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit http://www.100tophospitals.com
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