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Thomson Reuters names top 100 U.S. hospitals

Thomson Reuters has announced its annual study naming 100 top U.S. hospitals that have shown it’s possible to walk the fine line that all hospitals are trying to walk in today’s economy—boost patient care and cut costs.

Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals on their overall organizational performance in 10 key areas: performance in 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 heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.

According to researchers, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • 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

Hospitals that made the list include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Fairview Hospital, Cleveland; Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH; Sutter Davis Hospital, Davis, CA; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, along with five other hospitals on the list, also won the Everest Award for the greatest rate of improvement over five years.

Click here to see the full list.

Source: Thomson Reuters

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Jaclyn Beck About the Author: Jaclyn is an Associate Editor at HCPro, Inc. She manages three monthly newsletters; Strategies for Nurse Managers, Briefings on Infection Control, and Briefings on Hospital Safety, and manages four ezines; AHAP Staff Challenge, Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Hospital Safety Connection, and Nurse Manager Weekly. She graduated from Gordon College in 2007 where she earned her bachelor's degree in Business.

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