Truven’s top 100 hospitals: Here’s who made the cut for 2015

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Truven Health Analytics named its top 100 hospitals for 2015, based on traditional performance measures such as 30-day readmission and mortality rates as well as a new metric on Medicare spending per beneficiary.

The annual awards are divided into five categories: teaching, major teaching, small, medium and large community hospitals. The winners, whose names were published March 2, showed a consistency in patient-related quality performance compared with hospitals that did not make the list, according to Truven. Overall, they achieved lower risk-adjusted mortality and 30-day rates, reported fewer complications, had fewer adverse safety events, followed evidence-based protocols, posted low expenses and scored higher on patient satisfaction surveys.

If hospitals nationwide followed these standards, Truven estimated, they would trim 2 percent off episode-of-illness expenses and save a total of $1.8 billion. Reaching these quality standards would result in 126,500 fewer deaths, 109,000 fewer incidences of patient complications and take a half day off the length of stay for a typical patient.

Hospitals with a long history of improvement and overall organizational performance also received Everest Awards. The list of top hospitals, with Everest Award winners in bold, are below.

Major teaching hospitals

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oaklawn, Ill.
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.
  • Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del.
  • Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
  • Emory University Hospital, Atlanta
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Columbus
  • Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Southfield, Mich.
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem, Penn.
  • Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
  • University of California San Diego Medical Center
  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Teaching hospitals

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wisc.
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, Ariz.
  • Billings Clinic Hospital, Billings, Mont.
  • Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio
  • LDS Hospital, Sal Lake City, Utah
  • McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Utah
  • Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisc.
  • Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C.
  • North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, Colo.
  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus
  • PIH Health Hospital, Whittier, Calif.
  • Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, Ill.
  • Rose Medical Center, Denver
  • Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass.
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.
  • St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington. Va.

Large community hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Ill.
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill.
  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, Ore.
  • Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Mass.
  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill.
  • Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, Fla.
  • Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Ga.
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Texas
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, Ill.
  • Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, Minn.
  • Mercy Hospital Springfield, Springfield, Mo.
  • Mosaic Life Care, Saint Joseph, Mo.
  • Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, Calif.
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.
  • Roper Hospital, Charleston, S.C.
  • St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas
  • St. Francis Downtown, Greenville, S.C.
  • Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka, Kan.
  • West Florida Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.

 Medium community hospitals

  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, Wisc.
  • Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, Ohio
  • Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, Calif.
  • Desert Valley Hospital, Victorville, Calif.
  • Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • French Hospital Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove, Calif.
  • Holland Hospital, Holland, Mich.
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, Utah
  • Maple Grove Hospital, Maple Grove, Minn.
  • Mercy Hospital Anderson, Cincinnati
  • Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, Calif.
  • St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Round Rock, Texas
  • St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
  • St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel, Ind.
  • Sycamore Medical Center, Miamisburg, Ohio
  • Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Orem, Utah
  • West Valley Medical Center, Caldwell, Idaho

Small community hospitals

  • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisc.
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis
  • Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo, Minn.
  • Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Greer Memorial Hospital, Greer, S.C.
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Utah
  • Mercy Defiance Hospital, Defiance, Ohio
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, Dublin, Ohio
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington, Ind.
  • Renown South Meadows Medical Center, Reno, Nev.
  • Riverton Hospital, Riverton, Utah
  • Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, Fla.
  • Samaritan Regional Health System, Ashland, Ohio
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee, Minn.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Breese, Breese, Ill.
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Tracy, Calif.
  • Tanner Medical Center-Villa Rica, Villa Rica, Ga.
  • Valley View Medical Center, Cedar City, Utah
  • Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, Minn.