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Thomson Reuters Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners
Date:3/30/2009

tional improvement strategies, and the impact of executive decisions."

"The boards, executives and physician leaders of the Everest award-winning hospitals developed long-term strategies and executed them with extraordinary skill and extraordinary results," she said. "The Everest award winners have reached the point at which innovation is a must to improve further."

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used 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 data set.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as patients treated in the winning hospitals:

  • More than 107,500 additional patients would survive each year.
  • Nearly 132,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
  • Expenses would decline by $5.9 billion a year.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

    Here are the winning hospitals, by category, with the Everest award winners in bold:
    Major Teaching Hospitals
    St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center -- Phoenix, AZ
    University Medical Center --Tucson, AZ
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital -- Chicago, IL
    NorthShore University HealthSystem -- Evanston, IL
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital -- Park Ridge, IL
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center -- Boston, MA
    University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers -- Ann Arbor, MI
    Providence Hospital and Medical Center -- Southfield, MI
    Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys Hospital -- Rochester, MN
    Duke University Hospital -- Durham, NC
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
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