2012 Thomson Reuters list examines wide range of measures to identify best medical centers
For the third consecutive year and fifth time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation by the international business research and information firm Thomson Reuters.
The annual 100 Top Hospitals list identifies the best U.S. medical centers based on their overall organizational performance. The 2012 list was released on Monday by Thomson Reuters.
“This award underscores the achievement of the medical staff and our employees, working together as a team, in realizing the highest levels of quality performance in the nation,” said Robin Brown Jr., chief executive officer of Scripps Green Hospital. “This commitment to excellence has consistently produced high value and effective care for our patients and our community. It is my privilege to work with such a fine group of professionals that makes a positive difference in the lives of others.”
Scripps Green patients benefit from the hospital’s nationally recognized programs for heart care and heart surgery, a graduate medical education program built around patient-focused care and research, and processes for sharing best practices across the entire Scripps Health system.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study used publicly available information from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review File, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website to evaluate the performance of 2,886 short-term, acute-care and non-federal hospitals across the country.
Thomson Reuters researchers compared the hospitals by analyzing 10 measures: 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.
“This year, the concentration of 100 Top Hospitals award winners has shifted significantly, with Texas, Florida and California housing the most winners,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president of Thomson Reuters. “A major change in performance geographically is an encouraging indication that the bar for quality of care has been raised once again.”
More information on the 100 Top Hospitals list is available at www.100tophospitals.com.
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