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OhioHealth announced today that it has been
recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the 15 Top Health Systems®
in America in 2014, and among the top five in the "Large Health System" category.
The study, which pulls data from 338 healthcare
organizations, has been conducted annually for the past six years. This is the
fifth time OhioHealth has been recognized with the honor.
"Recognition by Truven as one of
the top 15 systems in the nation celebrates the exceptional care delivered
every day by our physicians and associates," said Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Chief
Medical Officer for OhioHealth. "Being one of only two organizations in
the nation to earn this recognition for the fifth time validates our commitment
to excellence for every OhioHealth patient and is an honor that we are very proud
Health 15 Top Health Systems® study
evaluates performance in eight key performance areas:
- medical complications
- patient safety
- average length of stay
- 30-day mortality rate
- 30-day readmission rate
- adherence to clinical standards of care (evidence-based core
measures published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- and HCAHPS patient survey score (part of a national initiative
sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to
measure the quality of care in hospitals).
Analytics researchers analyze 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.
In total, the
top 15 systems saved more lives, made fewer patient safety errors and
discharged patients sooner with better long-term outcomes — despite having
treated sicker patients, on average. Beyond excelling in clinical quality, the
top 15 systems also provided patients with a better overall experience.
Key findings included:
- Better Survival Rates: The winning 15 top health systems experienced 2-percent fewer deaths than non-winning peer-group hospitals.
- Lower 30-Day
Winning systems’ 30-day mortality rates were lower than peer systems’, and
smaller-sized winning systems outperformed their peers by the widest margin.
Patients of the winning health systems had 3-percent fewer complications than
patients in other systems.
- Shorter Hospital
Patients treated in the winning system hospitals had a median average length of
stay of 4.5 days, over half a day shorter than their peers’ median of 5.0 days.
- Better Patient
Safety and Core Measure Adherence: The top health systems had 8-percent
fewer adverse patient safety events than expected, given the case mix of the
particular hospital, and had better adherence to core measures of care than
"This year's health system
winners are setting the national standard for higher quality, efficiency and
patient perception of care, which together mean higher value for each community
served," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement
and 100 Top Hospitals® programs at Truven Health Analytics.
"These systems have strong
leadership and clinical excellence. And they are, or stand to become,
outstanding partners with employers and other stakeholders in setting goals for
improving community health."
The study divides the top health
systems into three comparison groups based on total operating expense of the
member hospitals. The winners are as follows:
Large Health Systems
Downers Grove, IL
San Diego, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Medium Health Systems
Alegent Creighton Health
Southwest Ohio Region
St. Luke's Health System
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Small Health Systems
Saint Paul, MN
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Regional Health System
Tanner Health System
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics and has been for five years in a row. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 member hospitals, 25+ health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.
OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Columbus, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years.
Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes.
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.