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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital named 100 Top Hospital, Everest winner

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital was named today as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation, as well as a winner of the prestigious Everest Award for long-term improvement.

It marks the fourth time the hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list but the first time for the Everest Award, both awarded by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Everest Award winners are a select group of hospitals from the 100 Top Hospitals list that are setting benchmarks by integrating the highest achievement with the fastest long-term improvement. These hospitals also have set national benchmarks for the fastest five-year rate of improvement in the country.

“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of the communities we serve,” said Dave Fox, president of Good Samaritan Hospital. “I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of associates, leaders and physicians to provide outstanding care.”

The annual 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates hospitals on overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. It compares hospitals against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

“Our 100 Top Hospitals recognition reflects our commitment to delivering high-quality, safe clinical care day in and day out,” said Dr. Charles Derus, Vice President of Medical Management at Good Samaritan Hospital. “We could not have achieved this recognition without our amazing team of nurses and other associates, physicians and leaders, who work together so well to deliver an exceptional patient experience and exceptional care.”

Good Samaritan Hospital was among nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals evaluated by Truven Health. Researchers used public information to evaluate performance in 10 areas: 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 acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor. The winning hospitals were announced in the Feb. 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “This year’s winners have brought even higher value to their local communities – better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement health care reform.”

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • More than $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.

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