Prestigious Honor for the 14th time, more than any hospital in the
3/29/2010 – NorthShore
University HealthSystem (NorthShore) 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 healthcare. NorthShore has
been named a Top 100 Hospital fourteen times, more times than any
hospital in the United States.
The award recognizes hospitals
that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety,
patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency.
are absolutely delighted to have achieved the milestone of being the
only healthcare system in the country to receive the Top 100 Hospitals
recognition a record 14 times,” said Mark Neaman, President and Chief
Executive Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem. “All NorthShore
physicians and staff share in this award, for focusing on the delivery
of exceptional quality outcomes to the patients we are privileged to
The winners were identified through an in-depth
analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks
study. The study evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care and non-federal
U.S. hospitals in ten areas: mortality, medical complications, patient
safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient
satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care and post-discharge
mortality and readmission rates.
“This year’s study magnified
the value that 100 Top Hospital award winners provide to their
communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance
improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters. “The
insistence of these hospitals’ leaders – their boards, executive teams
and medical staffs – on overall excellence makes the difference.”
all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those
treated in the winning hospitals:
• More than 98,000 additional
patients would survive each year.
• About 198,000 patient
complications would be avoided annually.
• Expenses would decline
by an aggregate $5.5 billion a year.
• The average patient stay
would decrease by nearly half a day.
More information on this
study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.