'Most Wired Hospitals' for 2009 named

By Molly Merrill
12:20 PM

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.


Most Improved : Central Peninsula General Hospital


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


Most Wired: UAMS Medical Center


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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