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Two Network Hospitals Named ‘100 Top Hospitals’ in the Nation

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Network, Quality

Truven Health AnalyticsTM today named two Sutter Health Plus network hospitals as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (STCH).

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. Truven, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, has conducted this study annually since 1993.

This is the fifth time SMCS received this honor, and the first time STCH won the award.

SMCS also earned the Top 100 Hospitals Everest® Award—one of only 17 hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in California to simultaneously set the national benchmark for both “balanced excellence in a single year” and “greatest improvement over five consecutive years.”

The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

Modern Healthcare magazine announced the winning hospitals in its March 2 edition.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.