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St. Francis Among Truven's Top 100 Hospitals

Truven Health AnalyticsTM today released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC, was included in its Top 100 Hospitals.

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.”

“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:

  •     More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
  •     Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  •     $5.4 billion could be saved.
  •     The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.

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