Thomson Reuters names top 15 health systems

The top healthcare systems in the United States have lower 30-day mortality rates finds Thomson Reuters’ fourth annual study naming the top 15 health systems in the country.

Thomson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems, released yesterday, singles out those hospital health systems that have achieved superior clinical outcomes. Thomson Reuters determined the scores of more than 300 organizations based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care and efficiency. The study used data primarily from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data set and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare data set.

Thomson Reuters’ 15 Top Health Systems are:

Large Health Systems (more than $1.5 billion total operating expense)

• Banner Health, Phoenix

• CareGroup Healthcare System, Boston

• Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

• Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston

• St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis

Medium Health Systems ($750 million–$1.5 billion)

• Baystate Health, Springfield, Mass.

• Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

HCA Central and West Texas Division, Austin, Texas

• Mission Health System, Asheville, N.C.

• Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif.

Small Health Systems (less than $750 million)

• Baptist Health, Montgomery, Ala.

• Maury Regional Healthcare System, Columbia, Tenn.

• Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, Colo.

• Saint Joseph Regional Health System, Mishawaka, Ind.

• Tanner Health System, Carrolton, Ga.