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Thomson Reuters Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners


Six Hospitals Are Named Everest Award Winners for Fastest Improvement and Top Performance

Ann Arbor, MI, - Thomson Reuters today released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs.”

For the third year, Thomson Reuters 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 six Everest Award winners.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 short-term, acute care, non-federal 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 and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

* Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year.
* More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
* Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
* 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

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

Major Teaching Hospitals
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, IL
Baystate Medical Center - Springfield, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA
*Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Boston, MA
Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center - Boston, MA
Doctors Hospital - Columbus, OH
Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
Mayo Clinic - Rochester Methodist Hospital - Rochester, MN
NorthShore University HealthSystem - Evanston, IL
*Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL
*Oschner Medical Center - New Orleans, LA
University Hospitals Case Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Teaching Hospitals
Aultman Hospital - Canton, OH
Beaumont Hospital, Troy - Troy, MI
Bronson Methodist Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI
Bryn Mawr Hospital - Bryn Mawr, PA
Carle Foundation Hospital - Urbana, IL
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX
Decatur Memorial Hospital - Decatur, IL
Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, OH
Good Samaritan Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Gundersen Lutheran Health System - La Crosse, WI
Kettering Medical Center - Kettering, OH
Memorial Hermann Hospital System - Houston, TX
Memorial Hospital & Health System - South Bend, IN
Mercy Medical Center North Iowa - Mason City, IA
Meriter Hospital - Madison, WI
Munson Medical Center - Traverse City, MI
Riverside Medical Center - Kankakee, IL
Riverside Methodist Hospital - Columbus, OH
Robert Packer Hospital - Sayre, PA
Saint Vincent Hospital - Worcester, MA
Scripps Green Hospital - La Jolla, CA
Spectrum Health Hospital Group - Grand Rapids, MI
St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, KY
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - Indianapolis, IN
UPMC Hamot - Erie, PA

Large Community Hospitals
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove, IL
Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI
Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX
Beverly Hospital - Beverly, MA
Boone Hospital Center - Columbia, MO
Centennial Medical Center - Nashville, TN
Central DuPage Hospital - Winfield, IL
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System - Texarkana, TX
Community Hospital - Munster, IN
Edward Hospital - Naperville, IL
Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, OH
Martin Memorial Medical Center - Stuart, FL
Memorial Health Care System - Chattanooga, TN
Missouri Baptist Medical Center - St. Louis, MO
Saint Thomas Hospital - Nashville, TN
Silver Cross Hospital - Joliet, IL
Southwest General Health Center - Middleburg Heights, OH
St. David’s Medical Center - Austin, TX
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, TX
Trinity Rock Island - Rock Island, IL

Medium Community Hospitals
*Augusta Health - Fisherville, VA
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center - Sheboygan, WI
Blanchard Valley Hospital - Findlay, OH
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, FL
Columbus Regional Hospital - Columbus, IN
Holland Hospital - Holland, MI
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital - Katy, TX
Mercy Hospital - Coon Rapids, MN
Mercy Hospital Anderson - Cincinnati, OH
Mercy Hospital Clermont - Batavia, OH
Mercy Hospital Fairfield - Fairfield, OH
Middlesex Hospital - Middletown, CT
Minden Medical Center - Minden, LA
Paoli Hospital - Paoli, PA
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services - Richmond, IN
Saint Joseph East - Lexington, KY
Sycamore Medical Center - Miamisburg, OH
Thomas Hospital - Fairhope, AL
West Anaheim Medical Center - Anaheim, CA
Winchester Hospital - Winchester, MA

Small Community Hospitals
Andalusia Regional Hospital - Andalusia, AL
American Fork Hospital - American Fork, UT
Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie - Waxahachie, TX
Central Michigan Community Hospital - Mount Pleasant, MI
Flaget Memorial Hospital - Bardstown, KY
Harlan ARH Hospital - Harlan, KY
Kosciusko Community Hospital - Warsaw, IN
LeConte Medical Center - Sevierville, TN
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital - Sugar Land, TX
Mercy Hospital Cadillac - Cadillac, MI
Moberly Regional Medical Center - Moberly, MO
Payson Regional Medical Center - Payson, AZ
Ponca City Medical Center - Ponca City, OK
*Russell Medical Center - Alexander City, AL
Spectrum Health United Memorial - Greenville, MI
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital - Red Bluff, CA
*St. Joseph Health System - Tawas City, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital - Howell, MI
St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital - Jefferson City, TN
Sutter Davis Hospital - Davis, CA

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