Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners

Fourteen Hospitals Named Everest Award Winners for Fastest Improvement and Top Performance

Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners

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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:

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

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

Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, ILAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, ILAdvocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, IL*Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, MADoctors Hospital – Columbus, OHDuke University Hospital – Durham, NCFroedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WILahey Hospital & Medical Center – Burlington, MAOchsner Medical Center – New Orleans, LAPenn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia, PAProvidence Hospital and Medical Center – Southfield, MI*Scott & White Hospital – Temple, TXSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MIUniversity of Colorado Hospital – Aurora, COVanderbilt University Medical Center – Nashville, TN

Aspirus Wausau Hospital – Wausau, WIAvera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center – Sioux Falls, SDBerkshire Medical Center – Pittsfield, MABethesda North Hospital – Cincinnati, OHCarolinas Medical Center-Mercy – Charlotte, NCGrant Medical Center – Columbus, OH*Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, OHLankenau Medical Center – Wynnewood, PAMacNeal Hospital – Berwyn, IL*McKay-Dee Hospital Center – Ogden, UTMemorial Hermann Hospital System – Houston, TXMercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids, IAMission Hospital – Asheville, NCNorth Colorado Medical Center – Greeley, COPIH Health Hospital – Whittier, CARiverside Medical Center – Kankakee, ILRiverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH*Rose Medical Center – Denver, COSaint Thomas Hospital – Nashville, TNSaint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MAScripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, CASutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Sacramento, CAUnited Regional Health Care System – Wichita Falls, TX*UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital – Waterloo, IAVirginia Hospital Center – Arlington, VA

Advocate Condell Medical Center – Libertyville, IL*Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, ILAsante Rogue Regional Medical Center – Medford, ORBanner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, AZBrandon Regional Hospital – Brandon, FLCentinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood, CACentral DuPage Hospital – Winfield, ILMemorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center – Houston, TXMercy Hospital – Coon Rapids, MNMother Frances Hospital – Tyler – Tyler, TXNortheast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, GAOcala Regional Medical Center – Ocala, FLParadise Valley Hospital – National City, CAProvidence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance, CASt. Clair Hospital – Pittsburgh, PASt. David’s Medical Center – Austin, TXSt. David’s North Austin Medical Center – Austin, TXSt. Francis Downtown – Greenville, SCSt. Mary Medical Center – Langhorne, PA*

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan, WIChina Valley Medical Center – Chino, CACooley Dickinson Hospital – Northampton, MA*Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center – Garden Grove, CAGulf Coast Regional Medical Center – Panama City, FLHolland Hospital – Holland, MIInova Fair Oaks Hospital – Fairfax, VALa Palma Intercommunity Hospital – La Palma, CALawrence Memorial Hospital – Lawrence, KSLicking Memorial Hospital – Newark, OHLogan Regional Hospital – Logan, UTMemorial Hospital Miramar – Miramar, FLMercy Hospital Anderson – Cincinnati, OHMercy Hospital Fairfield – Fairfield, OHProvidence St. Patrick Hospital – Missoula, MTShasta Regional Medical Center – Redding, CASSM St. Joseph Hospital West – Lake Saint Louis, MOSt. Vincent Carmel Hospital – Carmel, INWest Anaheim Medical Center – Anaheim, CAWest Valley Medical Center – Caldwell, IN*

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington – Burlington, WIBozeman Deaconess Hospital – Bozeman, MTDublin Methodist Hospital – Dublin, OHHill Country Memorial Hospital – Fredericksburg, TXLakeview Hospital – Bountiful, UTMaple Grove Hospital – Maple Grove, MNMemorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital – Sugar Land, TXMinistry Saint Clare’s Hospital – Weston, WIParkview Huntington Hospital – Huntington, IN*Riverton Hospital – Riverton, UTRound Rock Hospital – Round Rock, TXSacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast – Miramar Beach, FLSan Dimas Community Hospital – San Dimas, CASt. Joseph’s Hospital Breese – Breese, IL*Sutter Davis Hospital – Davis, CATanner Medical Center – Villa Rica – Villa Rica, GA*Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall – Rockwall, TXTrinity Bettendorf – Bettendorf, IAValley View Hospital – Glenwood Springs, COWoodwinds Health Campus – Woodbury, MN*

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 .

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 .