After reviewing data on almost 3,000 hospitals, Thomson Reuters has announced its list of the 100 Top U.S. Hospitals – based on overall organizational performance and factors like death rates and patient safety.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study, conducted annually since 1993, evaluates performance in 10 categories: 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.
Hospitals do not apply for the awards and winners do not pay to market this honor. For the study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information like Medicare cost reports and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Hospital Compare website.
“This year, the concentration of 100 Top Hospitals award winners shifted significantly, with Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and California housing the most winners. Texas actually had the highest concentration of winners – 14 of them. In the past few years, the mid-western states were the states with the highest concentration, like Michigan, Illinois and Ohio,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “A major change in performance geographically is an encouraging indication that the bar for quality care has been raised once again. Small hospitals in general are doing better this year and making a lot of improvements.”
“We see that the highest-scoring hospitals tend to have a lot of collaboration with other hospitals,” said Chenoweth. “What’s important are the benchmarks to help hospitals improve their performances. Hospitals can purchase other hospitals’ reports and use them to learn from each other and what they might be doing differently.”
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities: more than 186,000 additional lives could be saved; approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication free; more than $4.3 billion could be saved; and the average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
See the list below of the winning hospitals by category. Hospitals are not ranked within each list.
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Top 100 Hospitals
Major Teaching Hospitals
UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest – San Diego, CA*
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, LA*
Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
Doctors Hospital – Columbus, OH
Geisinger Medical Center – Danville, PA
Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Nashville, TN
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas – Dallas, TX
Scott & White Hospital – Temple, TX
The Methodist Hospital – Houston, TX
Scripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, CA
Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins, CO
Morton Plant Hospital – Clearwater, FL*
Carle Foundation Hospital – Urbana, IL
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
St. Luke’s Hospital – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mercy Medical Center North Iowa – Mason City, IA
Mercy Medical Center – Baltimore, MD
Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA
Munson Medical Center – Traverse City, MI
Beaumont Hospital, Troy – Troy, MI
Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, NJ
Mission Hospital – Asheville, NC
Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, OH
UPMC Hamot – Erie, PA
Robert Packer Hospital – Sayre, PA
Bryn Mawr Hospital – Bryn Mawr, PA
Lankenau Medical Center – Wynnewood, PA
AnMed Health Medical Center – Anderson, SC
Saint Thomas Hospital – Nashville, TN
Memorial Health Care System – Chattanooga, TN
Memorial Hermann Hospital System – Houston, TX
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System – Amarillo, TX
McKay-Dee Hospital Center – Ogden, UT
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital – Richmond, VA*
Large Community Hospitals
Banner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, AZ*
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center -Torrance, CA
Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood, CA
* Everest Award winners – awarded by Thomson Reuters to the hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over five years.
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