NorthShore University HealthSystem Sets Standards of Excellence and Top Performance as One of the Nation’s ‘100 Top Hospitals’ by Truven Health Analytics, a Record 18th Time
Mark Neaman, FACHE
President and CEO
3/6/2017 - NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® and a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital for 2017 by Truven Health Analytics—a leading provider of data analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. NorthShore also is one of only two major teaching hospitals in the U.S. to achieve this honor 18 times during the award’s 24-year history.
The 100 Top Hospitals® study is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 key areas such as patient care, quality assessment and financial stability. This year's winners saw mortality index rates and complications index rates that were 23 percent and 17 percent respectively better than peer group hospitals. They also incurred inpatient expenses that were nine percent lower than their peers.
“We are extraordinarily pleased to receive this most prestigious national recognition for a record 18th time,” said NorthShore President and CEO Mark Neaman. “This accomplishment is a testament to our physicians and staff and the work they collectively undertake to deliver exceptional healthcare outcomes and patient experiences for all those we proudly serve.”
The study’s results indicate that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities: nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved; more than 61,000 additional patients could be complication free; over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved; the average patient stay would decrease by half a day; and 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.
“The hospital industry's ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients and payers," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. "This year's winners have reached new highs in performance in comparison to peers across the country, which suggests that improvement in value from hospitals is likely to continue."
More than 2,700 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals were evaluated for the study. Researchers used public information—Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the CMS Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor.
More information is available at 100tophospitals.com.