April 05, 2011
Centennial Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates 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. Centennial Medical Center previously received this award in 2009.
“We are pleased to again be named one of the 100 Top Hospitals, and are honored to be recognized as a hospital that’s committed to delivering exceptional care and improving patient outcomes,” said Tom Herron, President and CEO of Centennial Medical Center. “It’s important in an ever-changing health care environment to be vigilant in improving patient outcomes while constantly striving to improve efficiency, and this designation is tangible evidence that our board, management, doctors, nurses and hospital employees are working together to ensure patients receive the best possible care.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 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 website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from health care reform," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs.”
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
- Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year.
- More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
- Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100TopHospitals.com.