100 hospitals get 'best' awards from Truven

Truven Health Analytics unveiled its equivalent to the Oscars with the release of its annual list of the top 100 hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.

The ranking places hospitals in one of five categories: major teaching hospitals; teaching hospitals; large community hospitals; medium community hospitals; and small community hospitals. Analysts evaluated performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical 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 MI, heart failure and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

For the fifth year, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven also recognized the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award winners, that is, those hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over five years. This year, there were 16 Everest Award winners.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. They used Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website.

And the winners are:

Major Teaching Hospitals

(Asterisks indicate the Everest Award winners)

Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, Ill.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, Ill.*
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, Ill.*
Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, Mass.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston
Christiana Care Health System – Newark, Del.

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wis.
NorthShore University HealthSystem – Evanston, Ill.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia
Providence Hospital and Medical Center – Southfield, Mich.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor
The Methodist Hospital – Houston, Texas
UC San Diego Medical Center – San Diego
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers – Ann Arbor*

Teaching Hospitals

Allen Hospital – Waterloo, Iowa*
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center – Sioux Falls, S.D.
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System – Amarillo, Texas
Beaumont Hospital, Troy – Troy, Mich.
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy – Charlotte, N.C.
Grant Medical Center – Columbus, Ohio*
Immanuel Medical Center – Omaha, Neb.
Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, OH
Lankenau Medical Center – Wynnewood, Pa.
McKay-Dee Hospital Center – Ogden, Utah*
Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mission Hospital – Asheville, N.C.
North Colorado Medical Center – Greeley, Colo.
Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins, Colo.
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital – Whittier, Calif.
Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, Ohio*
Rose Medical Center – Denver, Colo.
Saint Thomas Hospital – Nashville, Tenn.
Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, Mass.
Scripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, Calif.
St. Luke’s Hospital – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital – Indianapolis
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Sacramento, Calif.
United Regional Health Care System – Wichita Falls, Texas*
Virginia Hospital Center – Arlington, Va.*

Large Community Hospitals

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, Ill.*
Banner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, Ariz.
Billings Clinic Hospital – Billings, Mont.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood, Calif.
Central DuPage Hospital – Winfield, Ill.
Gaston Memorial Hospital – Gastonia, NC
Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview, Texas*
Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami, Fla.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph, Mich.
Martin Health System – Stuart, Fla.
Maury Regional Medical Center – Columbia, Tenn.*
Mease Countryside Hospital – Safety Harbor, Fla.*
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center – Houston, Texas
Memorial Hospital West – Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, Ga.
Ocala Regional Medical Center – Ocala, Fla.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance, Calif.
St. David’s Medical Center – Austin, Texas
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center – Austin, Texas
TriStar Skyline Medical Center – Nashville, Tenn.

Medium Community Hospitals

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan, Wis.
Baptist Medical Center East – Montgomery, Ala.
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital – Charleston, S.C.
Chino Valley Medical Center – Chino, Calif.
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota – Sarasota, Fla.*
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center – Garden Grove, Calif.
Gulf Coast Medical Center – Panama City, Fla.
Holland Hospital – Holland, Mich.
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital – Fairfax, Va.
Lakeview Hospital –Bountiful, Utah*
Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Lawrence, Kan.
Licking Memorial Hospital – Newark, Ohio
Logan Regional Hospital – Logan, Utah
McKee Medical Center – Loveland, Colo.
Mercy Hospital Anderson – Cincinnati, Ohio
Mercy Hospital Fairfield – Fairfield, Ohio
Montclair Hospital Medical Center – Montclair, Calif.
Ogden Regional Medical Center – Ogden, Utah
Shasta Regional Medical Center – Redding, Calif.
West Anaheim Medical Center – Anaheim, Calif.

Small Community Hospitals

Alta View Hospital – Sandy, Utah
Desert Valley Hospital – Victorville, Calif.
Dublin Methodist Hospital – Dublin, Ohio
Gulf Breeze Hospital – Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Hill Country Memorial Hospital – Fredericksburg, Texas
Lovelace Westside Hospital – Albuquerque, N.M.
Major Hospital – Shelbyville, Ind.
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital – Leonardtown, Md.
Mercy Hospital Grayling – Grayling, Mich.*
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital – Weston, Wis.
Payson Regional Medical Center – Payson, Ariz.
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville – Huntersville, N.C.
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast – Miramar Beach, Fla.
San Dimas Community Hospital – San Dimas, Calif.
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics – Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Spectrum Health United Hospital – Greenville, Mich.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital – Red Bluff, Calif.
Sutter Davis Hospital – Davis, Calif.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle – Azle, Texas
Woodwinds Health Campus – Woodbury, Minn.*

Truven was formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.