Thomson Reuters names top hospitals
The top healthcare systems in the United States have lower 30-day mortality rates finds Thomson Reuters’ fourth annual study naming the top 15 health systems in the country. The measures used to score the top systems are underpinned by health information technology.
Thomson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems, released Jan. 16, singles out those hospital health systems that have achieved superior clinical outcomes. Thomson Reuters determined the scores of more than 300 organizations based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care and efficiency. The study used data primarily from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data set and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare data set.
[See also: Top 100 hospitals named for 2011]
Thomson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems are:
Large Health Systems (more than $1.5 billion total operating expense)
- Banner Health, Phoenix
- CareGroup Healthcare System, Boston
- Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
- Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston
- St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis
Medium Health Systems ($750 million–$1.5 billion)
- Baystate Health, Springfield, Mass.
- Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.
- HCA Central and West Texas Division, Austin, Texas
- Mission Health System, Asheville, N.C.
- Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif.
Small Health Systems (less than $750 million)
[See also: Leapfrog Group names top hospitals for 2011]
- Baptist Health, Montgomery, Ala.
- Maury Regional Healthcare System, Columbia, Tenn.
- Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, Colo.
- Saint Joseph Regional Health System, Mishawaka, Ind.
- Tanner Health System, Carrolton, Ga.
“This year we are seeing stronger system-wide performance and increased rates of improvement, particularly among the 15 Top Health Systems award winners. Health system performance is beginning to reflect aspirations to provide more consistent outcomes across communities served,“ said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals program at Thomson Reuters, in a statement. “Healthcare reform appears to have stimulated the increased rate of improvement at the system level.”
Thomson Reuters’ study found that the top 15 health systems had: