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Truven names top 100 hospitals; See which facilities made the list

Hospitals showed improvement in key metrics like 30-day readmission rates and risk-adjusted mortality.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Truven Health Analytics has released its annual 100 Top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance, with winners showing improvement on key quality measures like inpatient mortality, complication rates, 30-day readmissions and lengths of stay, Truven said.

The study analyzed metrics from 2011 through 2015, evaluating "operational performance" in 11 areas including inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; Medicare spend per beneficiary; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems score, which is a patient rating of overall hospital performance.

Researchers evaluated 2,740 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals on the above metrics using public information like Medicare cost reports, core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website.

[Also: Healthgrades names 100 top hospitals for 2017; See the list]

The resulting rankings also exposed several notable trends. First, 30-day readmission rates are one of the most closely watched quality metrics, and 52 percent of U.S. hospitals showed "significant improvement" over the last five years. At the same time, 48 percent of hospitals stayed the same and just 0.1 percent got worse.

Risk-adjusted mortality also continued its upswing, with 21 percent of U.S. hospitals showing improvement over the study period and 79 percent of hospitals holding steady. Only 0.1 percent of hospitals saw an increase, said Truven, which was purchased by IBM's Watson unit last year.

Length of stay improved in 18 percent of U.S. hospitals, 76 percent held steady, and only 6 percent got worse.

Finally, 79 percent of hospitals held steady in the average cost of treating a patient and 2 percent improved. However, 19 percent of hospitals saw cost increases.

"The time period analyzed...coincides with the hospital industry's initial adoption of value-based care. The national improvement in quality metrics, concurrent with curbed growth in expense, may be a harbinger of future trends as more hospitals shift away from fee-for-service payment models," Truven said.

Here is the list of winners:

Hospital City State Type
Hospital City State Type
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge Illinois Major Teaching Hospital
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida Major Teaching Hospital
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Royal Oak Michigan Major Teaching Hospital
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Georgia Major Teaching Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston Texas Major Teaching Hospital
NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Illinois Major Teaching Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Illinois Major Teaching Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans Louisiana Major Teaching Hospital
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Columbus Ohio Major Teaching Hospital
Providence - Providence Park Hospital Southfield Michigan Major Teaching Hospital
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital St. Louis Missouri Major Teaching Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor Michigan Major Teaching Hospital
St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Bethlehem Pennsylvania Major Teaching Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital Aurora Colorado Major Teaching Hospital
University of Utah Health Care Salt Lake City Utah Major Teaching Hospital
Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale Hinsdale Illinois Teaching Hospital
Aspirus Wausau Hospital Wausau Wisconsin Teaching Hospital
Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Michigan Teaching Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Ohio Teaching Hospital
Billings Clinic Hospital Billings Montana Teaching Hospital
BSA Health System Amarillo Texas Teaching Hospital
Franciscan Health Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana Teaching Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Muncie Indiana Teaching Hospital
Kendall Regional Medical Center Miami Florida Teaching Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster Pennsylvania Teaching Hospital
LDS Hospital Salt Lake City Utah Teaching Hospital
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Grand Rapids Michigan Teaching Hospital
Mercy Hospital St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Teaching Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Massachusetts Teaching Hospital
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital St. Louis Park Minnesota Teaching Hospital
Parkview Regional Medical Center Fort Wayne Indiana Teaching Hospital
Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins Colorado Teaching Hospital
Riverside Medical Center Kankakee Illinois Teaching Hospital
Rose Medical Center Denver Colorado Teaching Hospital
Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk Virginia Teaching Hospital
St. Cloud Hospital St. Cloud Minnesota Teaching Hospital
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center Boise Idaho Teaching Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital Madison Wisconsin Teaching Hospital
St. Vincent Healthcare Billings Montana Teaching Hospital
The Christ Hospital Health Network Cincinnati Ohio Teaching Hospital
Advocate Condell Medical Center Libertyville Illinois Large Community Hospital
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Medford Oregon Large Community Hospital
Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Arizona Large Community Hospital
Chester County Hospital West Chester Pennsylvania Large Community Hospital
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Tyler Tyler Texas Large Community Hospital
EvergreenHealth Kirkland Kirkland Washington Large Community Hospital
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Pinehurst North Carolina Large Community Hospital
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Daytona Beach Florida Large Community Hospital
Henrico Doctors' Hospital Richmond Virginia Large Community Hospital
Logan Regional Hospital Logan Utah Large Community Hospital
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center Houston Texas Large Community Hospital
Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids Minnesota Large Community Hospital
Mosaic Life Care Saint Joseph Missouri Large Community Hospital
North Florida Regional Medical Center Gainesville Florida Large Community Hospital
Roper Hospital Charleston South Carolina Large Community Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla California Large Community Hospital
St. David's Medical Center Austin Texas Large Community Hospital
St. Francis Downtown Greenville South Carolina Large Community Hospital
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center LaGrange Georgia Large Community Hospital
West Florida Hospital Pensacola Florida Large Community Hospital
American Fork Hospital American Fork Utah Medium Community Hospital
Baptist Medical Center Beaches Jacksonville Beach Florida Medium Community Hospital
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock Round Rock Texas Medium Community Hospital
Blanchard Valley Hospital Findlay Ohio Medium Community Hospital
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Charleston South Carolina Medium Community Hospital
Chino Valley Medical Center Chino California Medium Community Hospital
Clermont Hospital Batavia Ohio Medium Community Hospital
Dupont Hospital Fort Wayne Indiana Medium Community Hospital
Fairview Park Hospital Dublin Georgia Medium Community Hospital
Holland Hospital Holland Michigan Medium Community Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Virginia Medium Community Hospital
Medical Center of the Rockies Loveland Colorado Medium Community Hospital
Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids Iowa Medium Community Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana Medium Community Hospital
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa Nampa Idaho Medium Community Hospital
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks California Medium Community Hospital
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital Carmel Indiana Medium Community Hospital
Sycamore Medical Center Miamisburg Ohio Medium Community Hospital
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth Fort Worth Texas Medium Community Hospital
West Valley Medical Center Caldwell Idaho Medium Community Hospital
Alta View Hospital Sandy Utah Small Community Hospital
Aurora Medical Center Two Rivers Wisconsin Small Community Hospital
Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh Wisconsin Small Community Hospital
Fairview Northland Medical Center Princeton Minnesota Small Community Hospital
Franklin Woods Community Hospital Johnson City Tennessee Small Community Hospital
Hawkins County Memorial Hospital Rogersville Tennessee Small Community Hospital
Henry Community Health New Castle Indiana Small Community Hospital
Lakeview Hospital Bountiful Utah Small Community Hospital
Lakeview Hospital Stillwater Minnesota Small Community Hospital
Lakeview Medical Center Rice Lake Wisconsin Small Community Hospital
Oaklawn Hospital Marshall Michigan Small Community Hospital
OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center Pontiac Illinois Small Community Hospital
Parkview Huntington Hospital Huntington Indiana Small Community Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital Greenville Michigan Small Community Hospital
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Zeeland Michigan Small Community Hospital
St. John Owasso Hospital Owasso Oklahoma Small Community Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Howell Michigan Small Community Hospital
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance Fort Worth Texas Small Community Hospital
Waynesboro Hospital Waynesboro Pennsylvania Small Community Hospital
Yampa Valley Medical Center Steamboat Springs Colorado Small Community Hospital

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