Top 15 health systems named by Truven

An average of 10.9 percent better patient safety performance than non-winning systems
By Mike Miliard
11:28 AM

The high-performing health systems ranked by Truven Health Analytics this week are leveraging information technology to enable better care with fewer complications at lower cost.

According to Truven, the 15 top health systems – whether large, medium or small – managed to outperform their peers in key categories.

They spent 7 percent less per care episode, experienced 1.2 percent fewer deaths, had 5 percent fewer complications and had a 10.9 percent better patient safety performance, with better adherence to core measures, than non-winning systems.

"Health system leaders focused on strategic performance improvement in today’s healthcare environment must determine how the process fits into their mission – and then create a plan to drive consistent progress across the entire system," according to the report. "The 2015 Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems are leading the way in accomplishing those objectives, outperforming their peers with balanced excellence across all of the hospitals in their organization."

See the next page for the full list.

Truven Health Analytics' Top 15 Health Systems

Large health systems (more than $1.5 billion in operating expenses)

Allina Health - Minneapolis

Mayo Foundation - Rochester, Minn.

OhioHealth - Columbus, Ohio

Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids, Mich.

St. Vincent Health - Indianapolis, Ind.

Medium health systems ($750 million to $1.5 billion)

Alegent Creighton Health - Omaha, Neb.

Exempla Healthcare - Denver

Mercy Health Southwest Ohio Region - Cincinnati

Mission Health - Asheville, N.C.

St. Luke's Health System - Boise, Idaho

Small health systems (less than $750 million)

Asante - Medford, Ore.

Maury Regional Healthcare System - Columbia, Tenn.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare - Charleston, S.C.

Saint Joseph Regional Health System - Mishawaka, Ind.

Tanner Health System - Carrollton, Ga.