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[March 03, 2014]

Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--

Truven Health AnalyticsTM 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 identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient 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 has been conducted annually since 1993.

"Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value - hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction and lower cost. The 100 Top Hospitals have been objectively proven to provide high value, and the majority of them have demonstrated year-over-year increased value, as well," said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs. "The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance. This year, 59 percent of the 2014 100 Top Hospitals were winners last year. In 2013, 51 percent were repeat winners; in 2012, 42 percent were repeat winners."

For the sixth 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 14 Everest Award winners.

"The economics of healthcare delivery continue to evolve radically as hospitals face the challenges of the convergence of risk and care management," said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. "In the face of such pervasive changes, our objective and independent measurement shows that these winning hospitals have found ways to achieve excellent patient outcomes while maintaining financial performance."

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal 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 & 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:

  • More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • $5.4 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.

ere are the winning hospitals, by category, with asterisks indicating the Everest Award winners:


Major Teaching Hospitals

Advocate Christ Medical Center - Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, IL*
Baystate Medical Center - Springfield, MA
Doctors Hospital - Columbus, OH
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - Burlington, MA
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans, LA
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center - Philadelphia, PA
Providence Hospital and Medical Center - Southfield, MI*
Scott & White Hospital - Temple, TX
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Ann Arbor, MI
University of Colorado Hospital - Aurora, CO
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Teaching Hospitals

Aspirus Wausau Hospital - Wausau, WI
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center - Sioux Falls, SD
Berkshire Medical Center - Pittsfield, MA
Bethesda North Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy - Charlotte, NC
Grant Medical Center - Columbus, OH*
Kettering Medical Center - Kettering, OH
Lankenau Medical Center - Wynnewood, PA
MacNeal Hospital - Berwyn, IL*
McKay-Dee Hospital Center - Ogden, UT
Memorial Hermann Hospital System - Houston, TX
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
Mission Hospital - Asheville, NC
North Colorado Medical Center - Greeley, CO
PIH Health Hospital - Whittier, CA (News - Alert)
Riverside Medical Center - Kankakee, IL
Riverside Methodist Hospital - Columbus, OH*
Rose Medical Center - Denver, CO
Saint Thomas Hospital - Nashville, TN
Saint Vincent Hospital - Worcester, MA
Scripps Green Hospital - La Jolla, CA
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
United Regional Health Care System - Wichita Falls, TX*
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital - Waterloo, IA
Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington, VA

Large Community Hospitals

Advocate Condell Medical Center - Libertyville, IL*
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove, IL
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center - Medford, OR
Banner Boswell Medical Center - Sun City, AZ
Brandon Regional Hospital - Brandon, FL
Centinela Hospital Medical Center - Inglewood, CA
Central DuPage Hospital - Winfield, IL
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center - Houston, TX
Mercy Hospital - Coon Rapids, MN
Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler - Tyler, TX
Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Gainesville, GA
Ocala Regional Medical Center - Ocala, FL
Paradise Valley Hospital - National City, CA
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance, CA
St. Clair Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA
St. David's Medical Center - Austin, TX
St. David's North Austin Medical Center - Austin, TX
St. Francis Downtown - Greenville, SC
St. Mary Medical Center - Langhorne, PA*

Medium Community Hospitals

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center - Sheboygan, WI
China Valley Medical Center - Chino, CA
Cooley Dickinson Hospital - Northampton, MA*
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center - Garden Grove, CA
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center - Panama City, FL
Holland Hospital - Holland, MI
Inova (News - Alert) Fair Oaks Hospital - Fairfax, VA
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital - La Palma, CA
Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Lawrence, KS
Licking Memorial Hospital - Newark, OH
Logan Regional Hospital - Logan, UT
Memorial Hospital Miramar - Miramar, FL
Mercy Hospital Anderson - Cincinnati, OH
Mercy Hospital Fairfield - Fairfield, OH
Providence St. Patrick Hospital - Missoula, MT
Shasta Regional Medical Center - Redding, CA
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West - Lake Saint Louis, MO
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital - Carmel, IN
West Anaheim Medical Center - Anaheim, CA
West Valley Medical Center - Caldwell, IN*

Small Community Hospitals

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington - Burlington, WI
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital - Bozeman, MT
Dublin Methodist Hospital - Dublin, OH
Hill Country Memorial Hospital - Fredericksburg, TX
Lakeview Hospital - Bountiful, UT
Maple Grove Hospital - Maple Grove, MN
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital - Sugar Land, TX
Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital - Weston, WI
Parkview Huntington Hospital - Huntington, IN*
Riverton Hospital - Riverton, UT
Round Rock Hospital - Round Rock, TX
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast - Miramar Beach, FL
San Dimas Community Hospital - San Dimas, CA
St. Joseph's Hospital Breese - Breese, IL*
Sutter Davis Hospital - Davis, CA
Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica - Villa Rica, GA*
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall - Rockwall, TX
Trinity Bettendorf - Bettendorf, IA
Valley View Hospital - Glenwood Springs, CO
Woodwinds Health Campus - Woodbury, MN*

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, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 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 2,000 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 trademark of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.


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