The Christ Hospital

Location: Cincinnati

Number of beds: 555

CEO: Susan Croushore

Type of hospital: Not-for-profit acute care

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In 2010, the hospital became one of 363 hospitals in the world that have won Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in patient care and nursing. 

In September 2009, the hospital extended the reach of its electronic medical record system to the primary-care physician group that works with the hospital and physical and occupational therapy centers. As the hospital continues implementation of the EMR over the coming months, clinical tests, notes, medications and studies will be shared among all caregivers.

The Christ Hospital has also distinguished itself by going green. In April 2010, it became the first hospital in the U.S. to get LEED certification for an existing building's operations and maintenance from the U.S. Green Building Council.

In July 2009, it earned its fifth ENERGY STAR label from the Environmental Protection Agency. Its energy performance rating puts The Christ Hospital in the top 24 percent of hospitals in the country for energy efficiency. To cut energy consumption, the hospital installed occupancy sensors in most supply rooms and offices to cut use of lighting and converted to waterless urinals to reduce water consumption.