Hospital Value Index Quality Award Recipients Released -- Superior Quality Merit Award recognizes 75 hospitals nationwide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‐ Data Advantage, LLC announced today 75 hospitals receiving a Best in ValueTM: Superior Quality Merit Award from the 2009‐2010 Hospital Value IndexTM the first and only national study on U.S. hospitals and the value of care they provide. 

The 2009‐2010 Hospital Value IndexTMis an independent analysis of each hospital's performance in the categories of: quality, affordability & efficiency and patient satisfaction. Out of the more than 4,500 hospitals that were analyzed, 75 received the Superior Quality Merit Award for achieving high marks in the quality category.  

"This group of hospitals has a proven ability to deliver high quality care, a key element in providing overall value to their communities," said Hal Andrews, CEO of Data Advantage. "Our study suggests that hospitals that achieve outstanding scores in the area of quality will be rewarded in the new world of Value‐Based Purchasing, so each of these hospitals is off to a good start." 

The quality category is analyzed using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures, AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, CMS 30‐day mortality scores and CMS reported hospital readmission rates. In order to receive the award, hospitals were first considered as Best in ValueTM or in the top 25 percent of all hospitals in the study. The top 10 percent of this group were then ranked in the quality category in order to receive the Superior Quality Merit Award.  

"The Hospital Value IndexTM study found that all hospitals recognized as Best in ValueTM improved their quality scores by an average of 8.14% since March 2009, while those that were not recognized as Best in ValueTM saw a drop in quality by 1.1% during the same term," said John Morrow, a founder of the Hospital Value IndexTM study.  

"Quality continues to improve in high value hospitals, and these Merit Award recipients are being recognized for their exceptional quality performance," Morrow added. 


In alphabetical order, the Superior Quality Merit Award recipients from the 2009‐2010 Hospital Value IndexTMstudy are:

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital (Omaha, NE)
  • Alegent Health Mercy Hospital (Council Bluffs, IA) 
  • Alegent Health Midlands Hospital (Papillion, NE)
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Elmira, NY)
  • Aurora Baycare Medical Center (Green Bay, WI)
  • Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie, IN)
  • Baylor Medical Center at Irving (Irving, TX)
  • Berger Hospital (Circleville, OH)
  • Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA)
  • Bon Secours-Memorial Regional Medical (Mechanicsville, VA)
  • Carolinas Medical Center‐University (Charlotte, NC)
  • Centra Health (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, NJ)
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Community Medical Center (Toms River, NJ)
  • Cullman Regional Medical Center (Cullman, AL)
  • Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, FL)
  • Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL)
  • Flowers Hospital (Dothan, AL)
  • Forsyth Memorial Hospital (Winston
  • Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA)
  • Fremont Area Medical Center (Fremont, NE)
  • Gaston Memorial Hospital (Gastonia, NC)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY)
  • Goshen General Hospital (Goshen, IN)
  • Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, NJ)
  • Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (Hackettstown, NJ)
  • Harlingen Medical Center (Harlingen, TX)
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center (Saint Joseph, MO)
  • Holland Community Hospital (Holland, MI)
  • Holy Name Hospital (Teaneck, NJ)
  • Huntington Beach Hospital (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • Integris Mayes County Medical Center (Pryor, OK)
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Center (Mayfield, KY)
  • Kettering Medical Center (Dayton, OH)
  • Kettering Medical Center‐Sycamore (Miamisburg, OH)
  • Kingwood Medical Center (Kingwood, TX)
  • La Palma Intercommunity Hospital (La Palma, CA)
  • Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr Campus (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Mariners Hospital (Tavernier, FL)
  • Meadowview Regional Medical Center (Maysville, KY)
  • Memorial Hospital Pembroke (Hollywood, FL)
  • Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL)
  • Mercy Medical Center‐Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center (Carmichael, CA)
  • Minden Medical Center (Minden, LA)
  • Moberly Regional Medical Center (Moberly, MO)
  • Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, MI)  
  • Newport Hospital (Newport, RI)
  • North Ottawa Community Hospital (Grand Haven, MI)
  • Oklahoma Heart Hospital (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Owatonna Hospital (Owatonna, MN)
  • Parkway Medical Center (Decatur, AL)
  • Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame, CA)
  • Presbyterian Hospital (Charlotte, NC)
  • Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville (Huntersville, NC)
  • Reid Hospital and Health Care Services (Richmond, IN)
  • Saint Joseph Hospital London (London, KY)
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital (Saline, MI)
  • St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY)
  • St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Sioux City, IA)
  • St. Mary's Health Center (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Summa Health System Barberton Hospital (Barberton, OH)
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center (Roseville, CA)
  • Tawas St. Joseph Hospital (Tawas City, MI)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne (Cleburne, TX)
  • United Hospital Center (Clarksburg , WV)
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Venice Regional Medical Center (Venice, FL)
  • Walker Baptist Medical Center (Jasper, AL)
  • Walla Walla General Hospital (Walla Walla, WA)
  • West Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, CA)
  • Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center (Williamsport, PA)

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