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Top 15 Health System

Truven Top 15 Health System 2015We do what needs to be done in order to take care of our community.

We are proud to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.  The15 Top Health Systems were announced on April 20, 2015. 

According to Truven Health Analytics’ analysis of more than 300 health systems, the 15 Top Health Systems, in matchups with their peers, are ahead of the pack in all study comparisons:

  • Better survival rates
  • Fewer patient complications
  • Better long-term outcomes
  • Better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Higher patient-satisfaction scores

Being recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems for the third time in four years is a testament to our strong culture of quality and safety and our unwavering commitment to efficiency in healthcare. Our strategic investment in state-of-the-art information technologies and our talented and compassionate team of associates, nurses, and physicians has allowed for us to provide our community with an exceptional level of patient care and safety and the peace of mind that comes with that experience.

U.S. health systems with two or more short-term, general, non-federal hospitals; cardiac and orthopedic hospitals; and critical access hospitals were assessed in the study. Researchers looked at eight metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, adherence to clinical standards of care (evidence-based core measures published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), and HCAHPS patient survey score (part of a national initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to measure the quality of care in hospitals). The study relied on public data from the 2014 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data and the CMS Hospital Compare data sets. 

Saint Joseph Health System  |  5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545  |  574.335.5000

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