Top 100 hospitals named for 2011

By Molly Merrill
08:09 PM
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Thomson Reuters released its annual study Monday identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance in 10 key areas, which hinge on IT use.

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.

"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."

Thomson Reuters is also recognizing, for the third year, 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 for this award and winners do not pay to market this honor.

[See also: Top hospitals ‘hard wire’ quality, safety.]

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

  • 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.

Click on the next page to view the winning hospitals, by category, with asterisks indicating the Everest Award winners.

Major Teaching Hospitals

 

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, Mass.

 

*Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Boston, Mass.

 

Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center - Boston, Mass.

 

Doctors Hospital - Columbus, Ohio

 

Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, Pa.

 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Mass.

 

Mayo Clinic - Rochester Methodist Hospital - Rochester, Minn.

 

NorthShore University HealthSystem - Evanston, Ill.

 

*Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, Ill.

 

*Oschner Medical Center - New Orleans, La.

 

University Hospitals Case Medical Center - Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, Tenn.

 

Teaching Hospitals

 

Aultman Hospital - Canton, Ohio.

 

Beaumont Hospital, Troy - Troy, Mich.

 

Bronson Methodist Hospital - Kalamazoo, Mich.

 

Bryn Mawr Hospital - Bryn Mawr, Penn.

 

Carle Foundation Hospital - Urbana, Ill.

 

Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, Texas

 

Decatur Memorial Hospital - Decatur, Ill.

 

Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, Ohio

 

Good Samaritan Hospital - Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Gundersen Lutheran Health System - La Crosse, Wis.

 

Kettering Medical Center - Kettering, Ohio

 

Memorial Hermann Hospital System - Houston, Texas

 

Memorial Hospital & Health System - South Bend, Ind.

 

Mercy Medical Center North Iowa - Mason City, Iowa

 

Meriter Hospital - Madison, Wis.

 

Munson Medical Center - Traverse City, Mich.

 

Riverside Medical Center - Kankakee, Ill.

 

Riverside Methodist Hospital - Columbus, Ohio

 

Robert Packer Hospital - Sayre, Pa.

 

Saint Vincent Hospital - Worcester, Mass.

 

Scripps Green Hospital - La Jolla, Calif.

 

Spectrum Health Hospital Group - Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, Ky.

 

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - Indianapolis, Ind.

 

UPMC Hamot - Erie, Pa.
 

 Next page: Large Community Hospitals

Large Community Hospitals

 

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove, Ill.

 

Allegiance Health - Jackson, Mich.

 

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas

 

Beverly Hospital - Beverly, Mass.

 

Boone Hospital Center - Columbia, Mo.

 

Centennial Medical Center - Nashville, Tenn.

 

Central DuPage Hospital - Winfield, Ill.

 

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System - Texarkana, Texas

 

Community Hospital - Munster, Ind.

 

Edward Hospital - Naperville, Ill.

 

Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

 

Martin Memorial Medical Center - Stuart, Fla.

 

Memorial Health Care System - Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

Missouri Baptist Medical Center - St. Louis, Mo.

 

Saint Thomas Hospital - Nashville, Tenn.

 

Silver Cross Hospital - Joliet, Ill.

 

Southwest General Health Center - Middleburg Heights, Ohio

 

St. David’s Medical Center - Austin, Texas

 

Trinity Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, Texas

 

Trinity Rock Island - Rock Island, Ill.
 

 Next page: Medium and Small Community Hospitals

Medium Community Hospitals

 

*Augusta Health - Fisherville, Va.

 

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center - Sheboygan, Wis.

 

Blanchard Valley Hospital - Findlay, Ohio

 

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, Fla.

 

Columbus Regional Hospital - Columbus, Ind.

 

Holland Hospital - Holland, Mich.

 

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital - Katy, Texas

 

Mercy Hospital - Coon Rapids, Minn.

 

Mercy Hospital Anderson - Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Mercy Hospital Clermont - Batavia, Ohio

 

Mercy Hospital Fairfield - Fairfield, Ohio

 

Middlesex Hospital - Middletown, Conn.

 

Minden Medical Center - Minden, La.

 

Paoli Hospital - Paoli, Pa.

 

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services - Richmond, Ind.

 

Saint Joseph East - Lexington, Ky.

 

Sycamore Medical Center - Miamisburg, Ohio

 

Thomas Hospital - Fairhope, Ala.

 

West Anaheim Medical Center - Anaheim, Calif.

 

Winchester Hospital - Winchester, Mass.

 

Small Community Hospitals

 

Andalusia Regional Hospital - Andalusia, Ala.

 

American Fork Hospital - American Fork, Utah

 

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie - Waxahachie, Texas

 

Central Michigan Community Hospital - Mount Pleasant, Mich.

 

Flaget Memorial Hospital - Bardstown, Ky.

 

Harlan ARH Hospital - Harlan, Ky.

 

Kosciusko Community Hospital - Warsaw, Ind.

 

LeConte Medical Center - Sevierville, Tenn.

 

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital - Sugar Land, Texas.

 

Mercy Hospital Cadillac - Cadillac, Mich.

 

Moberly Regional Medical Center - Moberly, Mo.

 

Payson Regional Medical Center - Payson, Ariz.

 

Ponca City Medical Center - Ponca City, Okla.

 

*Russell Medical Center - Alexander City, Ala.

 

Spectrum Health United Memorial - Greenville, Mich.

 

St. Elizabeth Community Hospital - Red Bluff, Calif.

 

*St. Joseph Health System - Tawas City, Mich.

 

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital - Howell, Mich.

 

St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital - Jefferson City, Tenn.

 

Sutter Davis Hospital - Davis, Calif.