At OhioHealth, we recognize that the current healthcare environment is changing, and we know that to be successful we need to be the value delivery leader in central Ohio and the region. In other words, we must consistently provide the highest quality care for our patients at the lowest cost. Thus, we have developed the practices of a high-value healthcare organization by understanding the elements essential to an exceptional patient experience, including:
- High-quality, patient-centered care,
- Clear and respectful communication, and
- Strong collaboration to deliver a seamless experience
We appreciate you trusting OhioHealth with your healthcare needs and are proud to share our most recent quality accomplishments with you.
Recent accolades for excellence in quality:
OhioHealth Named 15 Top Health System for a Sixth Time
OhioHealth is recognized for clinical performance by Truven Health Analytics as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in America. OhioHealth is the only health system in the nation to be named to this list six times – more than any other health system – since the study was created seven years ago.
To select the 15 Top Health Systems, Truven Health Analytics analyzed data from over 300 health systems and more than 2,800 member hospitals to identify those that achieved superior performance based on a composite score of nine measures of care quality, patient perception of care, episode-of-illness cost and operational efficiency.
Researchers from Truven Health Analytics analyzed public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website – to help determine this year’s winners.
In total, the 15 top systems saved more lives, made fewer patient safety errors and discharged patients sooner with better long-term outcomes. Beyond excelling in clinical quality, the top 15 systems also provided patients with a better overall experience.
Among key findings in the study, those named to the 15 Top Health Systems list demonstrated:
- Better survival rates
- Shorter hospital stays
- Followed more consistent care protocols
- Lower episode-of-care costs for patients
- Fewer complications
- Better patient safety and core measure adherence
- Better longer-term outcomes
- Better overall patient hospital experience
Learn more about Truven's methodology for this year's recognition.
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OhioHealth among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. Again.
Three of our hospitals – OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital – have been named to the 2015 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® list.
Doctors Hospital is the only hospital in Ohio named in the “Major Teaching Hospitals” category. Meanwhile, Riverside Methodist Hospital is the only central Ohio hospital ranked in the “Teaching Hospitals” category, and Dublin Methodist Hospital is also the only hospital in central Ohio named to the “Small Community Hospitals” category.
OhioHealth hospitals have historically appeared among the ranks of the 100 Top Hospitals. In total, this is the 12th year that Riverside Methodist has been named to the list. Doctors Hospital has been named to the list five times since 2010, and Dublin Methodist has now been ranked four consecutive years.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluated nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals in key performance areas including financial stability, operational efficiency, patient safety, quality inpatient and outpatient care, and customer perception of care. Hospitals do not apply for the award, and winners do not pay to market this honor. Visit the 100 Top Hospitals website to learn more about the study and its methodology.
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Riverside and Doctors – Everest Award Winners
In addition to being named 100 Top Hospitals, Riverside Methodist and Doctors Hospital are among the nation’s 17 Everest Award winners this year for setting national benchmarks for both long-term (three to five year) improvement and highest one-year performance on the 100 Top Hospitals’ Balanced Scorecard. OhioHealth is the only health system in the nation to have two of its hospitals named as Everest Award winners. Visit the 100 Top Hospitals website for more information on the Everest Award.
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U.S. News & World Report recognizes two OhioHealth hospitals
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of “America’s Best Hospitals” for neurology and neurosurgery. This places Riverside Methodist among the fewer than 150 hospitals to be nationally ranked out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
The magazine also ranked Riverside Methodist as “high-performing” in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonary and urology.
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center ranked as “high-performing” in diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
According to U.S. News, nearly 2 million hospital patients every year face surgery or care that poses technical challenges or an increased risk of death or harm because of age, physical condition or infirmities. The rankings provide a tool to help such patients find unusually skilled inpatient care.
Learn more about this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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OhioHealth earns six "A" Hospital Safety Scores from Leapfrog
Six OhioHealth hospitals have earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score for a fifth consecutive time by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. OhioHealth is the only health system in central Ohio to achieve this.
The Hospital Safety Score utilizes national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to produce a single composite score that represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in fall 2014, with about 31 percent receiving an “A” grade.
The A, B, C, D or F scores are based on 28 measures of public hospital safety data that represents a hospital’s capacity to prevent medical errors, injuries accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon Expert Panel on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. See how hospitals in central Ohio compare.
The Hospital Safety Score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans.
Our Hospitals Receiving “A” Scores
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OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital were all recognized as a 2013 Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recipient for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. These six OhioHealth hospitals join 1,224 hospitals nationally receiving this recognition for meeting or exceeding the target rates of performance for 2013.
The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions. For key quality measures, OhioHealth hospitals were recognized for their scores in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® must achieve a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures, as well as meet other outlined performance measures in order to qualify for this award.
By being recognized as a 2013 Top Performer, we continually demonstrate that OhioHealth is invested in the safety of our patients and the quality of care we deliver. It is because of our dedicated physicians, nurses, associates and volunteers that live OhioHealth’s mission of improving the health of those we serve each and every day that we are able to provide our patients with the best possible care.
For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
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OhioHealth hospitals receive VHA Central PEAK Awards
In April 2015, several OhioHealth hospitals were awarded the VHA Central PEAK Awards for Performance Excellence. OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Hospital, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center are recognized for overall sustained clinical performance excellence on the Value Based Purchasing indicators identified and measured by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) as evidence of patient care quality.
For the second year in a row, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital has received an award for overall sustained performance excellence in the Patient Experience category as measured on the HCAHPS (Patient Experience) indicators identified and measured by CMS as part of the overall Value Based Purchasing score.
VHA provides hospitals with tools and information that enable them to accurately assess their current performance, and unique programs that help support their performance improvement efforts. The VHA PEAK Award honors the performance excellence and knowledge demonstrated by hospital leaders and their clinical teams in the areas of clinical outcomes and patient experience.
Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! Having so many of our care sites recognized validates that OhioHealth is among the nation's best care providers collectively due to our high performance.