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Truven Health Analytics (formerly the healthcare business arm of Thomson Reuters), has released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on overall organizational performance.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study, conducted annually since 1993, 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 myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia.

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 data and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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, more than 164,000 additional lives could be saved, nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication-free, $6 billion could be saved and the average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years,” Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics, said in a news release. “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.

“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 also has recognized the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award winners — those hospitals among the 100 winners that achieved the greatest rate of improvement over five years.

The 17 Everest Award winners this year:

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.
Allen Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.)
Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas
Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Utah
Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Tenn.
McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Utah
Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla.
Mercy Hospital Grayling (Mich.)
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
United Regional Health Care System, Wichita Falls, Texas
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Ann Arbor
Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington
Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, Minn.

The full list of top 100 hospitals, by category:

Major Teaching Hospitals (15)

Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia
Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Southfield, Mich.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Methodist Hospital, Houston
UC San Diego Medical Center
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Teaching Hospitals (25)

Allen Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System, Amarillo, Texas
Beaumont Hospital, Troy (Mich.)
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, Charlotte, N.C.
Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.
Kettering (Ohio) Medical Center
Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pa.
McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Utah
Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C.
North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, Colo.
Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, Calif.
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Rose Medical Center, Denver
Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass.
Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (Calif.)
United Regional Health Care System, Wichita Falls, Texas
Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington.

Large Community Hospitals (20)

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill.
Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, Ariz.
Billings (Mont.) Clinic Hospital
Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, Calif.
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill.
Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C.
Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas
Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Mich.
Martin Health System, Stuart, Fla.
Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Tenn.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla.
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston
Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville
Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.
St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas
TriStar Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Medium Community Hospitals (20)

Aurora Sheboygan (Wis.) Memorial Medical Center
Baptist Medical Center East, Montgomery, Ala.
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, S.C.
Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, Calif.
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.)
Garden Grove (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, Fla.
Holland (Mich.) Hospital
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va.
Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Utah
Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital
Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio
Logan (Utah) Regional Hospital
McKee Medical Center, Loveland, Colo.
Mercy Hospital Anderson, Cincinnati
Mercy Hospital Fairfield (Ohio)
Montclair (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center
Ogden (Utah) Regional Medical Center
Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, Calif.
West Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Small Community Hospitals (20)

Alta View Hospital, Sandy, Utah
Desert Valley Hospital, Victorville, Calif.
Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital
Gulf Breeze (Fla.) Hospital
Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, Texas
Lovelace Westside Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M.
Major Hospital, Shelbyville, Ind.
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Leonardtown, Md.
Mercy Hospital Grayling (Mich.)
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston, Wis.
Payson (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville (N.C.)
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, Fla.
San Dimas (Calif.) Community Hospital
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics, Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville, Mich.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, Calif.
Sutter Davis (Calif.) Hospital
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, Minn.

A PDF of the top 100 report is available at www.100tophospitals.com/assets/HOSP_12199_1212_100_Top_Hosp_National_Abstract.pdf.


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