We 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 and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems (health systems with less than $750 million in operating expenses) by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The top health systems were announced in the January 16, 2012 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
According to Thomson Reuters’ 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 top 15 health systems 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 piece 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 2010 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data and the CMS Hospital Compare data sets.
Researchers from the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals program have analyzed and reported on the performance of individual hospitals since 1993.