'Most Wired Hospitals' for 2009 named

By Molly Merrill
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The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study, conducted annually by Hospitals and Health Networks, has named the "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems" for 2009. The survey measured the use of information technology at 1,314 hospitals for quality, customer service, public health and safety, business processes and workforce issues. The magazine also released lists of the "25 Most Improved," the "25 Most Wireless" and the "25 Most Wired - Small and Rural" hospitals.

The winning hospitals are listed by state below.

Alaska

Most Improved : Central Peninsula General Hospital

Alabama

Small & Rural : Cullman Regional Medical Center
Most Improved: Springhill Medical Center
Most Improved: Washington County Hospital and Nursing Home

Arkansas

Most Wired: UAMS Medical Center

California

Most Wired: Naval Hospital
Most Improved: Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center
Most Wired: Sharp Healthcare
Most Wireless/Most Wired: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Most Wired: Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System

Colorado

Most Wired: Denver Health Medical Center
Most Wired: Poudre Valley Health System

Connecticut

Most Wireless/Most Wired: Greenwich Hospital
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Hartford Hospital
Most Improved: Norwalk Hospital
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Yale New Haven Health System

Wasington D.C.

Most Wired: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Florida

Most Wired:Baptist Health South Florida
Most Wired: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Most Wired: Health First, Inc.

Georgia

Most Wired: Memorial Health
Most Wired: Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Most Wired: Piedmont Hospital
Small & Rural: Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
Most Improved: South Georgia Medical Center

Idaho

Most Wireless/Most Wired: Kootenai Medical Center
Most Improved: Steele Memorial Medical Center

Illinois

Most Wired: Advocate Health Care
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Central DuPage Hospital
Most Improved: Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital
Most Wired: Loyola University Health System
Most Improved: McDonough District Hospital
Most Wireless/Most Wired: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Rush University Medical Center
Small & Rural: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Most Wired: University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

Indiana

Most Wireless/Most Wired: Clarian Health
Most Wired: Community Health Network
Small & Rural: Marion General Hospital
Small & Rural: Reid Hospital and Health Care Services
Most Wired: Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Iowa

Most Wired: Genesis Health System
Most Wired: Henry County Health Center
Small & Rural: Jefferson County Health Center
Most Improved: Marengo Memorial Hospital

Kansas

Most Wired: University of Kansas Hospital

Kentucky

Most Wired: Colonel Florence A. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Louisiana

Most Wireless/Most Wired: Ochsner Health System

Maine

Most Wired: Eastern Maine Medical Center
Most Improved: Franklin Memorial Hospital

Maryland

Most Wired: MedStar Health

Massachusetts

Most Wireless/Most Wired: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Most Wired: Children's Hospital Boston
Most Wireless: Health Alliance Hospitals
Most Wired: Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Michigan

Most Wired: Battle Creek Health System
Small & Rural: Carson City Hospital
Most Wired/Most Wireless: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Detroit Medical Center
Most Wired: Memorial Healthcare
Small & Rural: Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
Small & Rural: Otsego Memorial Hospital
Most Improved: Spectrum Health United Memorial

Minnesota

Most Wired: Fairview Health Services
Most Wired: Park Nicollet Health Services
Small & Rural: Winona Health

Mississippi

Most Wired/Most Wireless: North Mississippi Health Services, Inc.

Missouri

Small & Rural: Bothwell Regional Health Center
Most Wired: Citizens Memorial Hospital
Most Wired: Saint Luke's Health System
Small & Rural: Skaggs Community Health Center

Montana

Most Wired: Billings Clinic

Nebraska

Most Wired: Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Most Improved: Community Hospital
Small & Rural: Nemaha County Hospital
Small & Rural: Regional West Medical Center

New Hampshire

Most Wired: Concord Hospital
Small & Rural: Exeter Hospital

New Jersey

Most Wired: AtlantiCare
Most Wireless: Cooper Health System
Most Wired: Hunterdon Medical Center
Most Wireless/Most Wired: Meridian Health
Most Wired: Valley Hospital

New Mexico

Most Wired: University of New Mexico Hospitals

New York

Most Wired: Continuum Health Partners
Most Improved: Lakeside Memorial Hospital
Most Wired: Maimonides Medical Center
Most Wired/Most Wireless: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Most Wired: Montefiore Health System
Most Improved: Stony Brook University Hospital
Most Wired: VA IT Northeast Region 4

North Carolina

Most Wired: Carolinas HealthCare System
Most Wired: Duke University Health System
Most Wired: Mission Health System and Hospital

North Dakota

Most Wired: MeritCare Health System

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Ohio 

Small & Rural: Adena Health System
Most Wired: Akron General Health System
Most Improved: Catholic Healthcare Partners
Most Improved: Christ Hospita
Most Improved: Lake Hospital System
Most Wired: MedCentral   Shelby Hospital
Most Wired: MedCentral   Shelby Hospital
Most Improved: Memorial Hospital of Union County
Most Wired: Mercy Health Partners - Southwest Ohio
Most Wired: OhioHealth
Most Wired: ProMedica Health System
Most Wired/ Most Wireless: TriHealth Inc.

Oklahoma

Small & Rural: Duncan Regional Hospital
Most Improved: Norman Regional Health System
Small & Rural: Unity Health Center

Pennsylvania

Most Wired: Crozer Keystone Health System
Most Wired: Geisinger Health System
Most Wired/Most Wireless: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Small & Rural: Robert Packer Hospital
Most Wired: UPMC
Most Wired: Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center

South Carolina

Most Wired: Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Most Wired/Most Wireless: Greenville Hospital System
Most Wired:Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

South Dakota

Most Wired / Most Wireless: Avera Health

Tennessee

Most Wired: Covenant Health
Most Wired: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Most Wired: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Texas 

Most Wired: Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Most Improved: Knapp Medical Center
Most Wired: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Most Wired: Texas Health Resources
Most Wired: The Methodist Hospital

Utah

Most Wired: Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.

Vermont

Small & Rural: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Virginia

Carilion Clinic:Most Wired
Centra Health:Most Wired
Most Wireless: Inova Health System
Most Wired: Martha Jefferson Hospital
Most Improved: Riverside Health System
Most Wired: Sentara Healthcare
Small & Rural: Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
Most Improved: Twin County Regional Hospital

Washington 

Most Wired: Madigan Army Medical Center
Small & Rural : Inland North Health Services (Washington, Idaho))
Most Wired: MultiCare Health System
Most Wired:  Inland North Health Services (Washington, Idaho))
Most Wired: Sacred Heart Medical Center

West Virginia 

Most Improved: West Virginia University Hospitals
Most Improved: Wheeling Hospital

Wisconsin

Most Wired: Aurora Health Care
Small & Rural: Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
Most Wired: Saint Clare's Hospital
Small & Rural: Spooner Health System
Most Wired: ThedaCare, Inc.
Small & Rural: Watertown Memorial Hospital

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