Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®
On April 16, 2012, the research firm Thomson Reuters (now known as Truven Health Analytics) recognized Owensboro Health on its list of 100 Top Hospitals® in the nation. Owensboro Health is one of only two hospitals in Kentucky to make the list.
Here is more about the study and what it means for our patients.
For more information about this study, visit the 100 Top Hospitals® website.
100 Top Hospitals® Criteria
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas:
- Medical complications
- Patient safety
- Average patient stay
- Patient satisfaction
- Adherence to clinical standards of care
- Post-discharge mortality
- Readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia
Thomson Reuters Research Method
- Thomson Reuters has been conducting this study, annually, since 1993.
- To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals® study, researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals.
- They used public information, including Medicare cost reports and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.
Important Statistics for Patients
According to the data if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in a Top 100 hospital:
- More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Approximately 56,000 additional patients could have complication free stay.
- The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
- Those numbers add up to potentially 4.3 billion dollars being saved.
Mortality Numbers Among the Best
According to the 100 Top Hospitals® study by Thomson Reuters, Owensboro Health ranks in the 100th percentile in the category of mortality, says Owensboro Health president and CEO Jeff Barber. That means Owensboro Health is one of the very best in the nation in this category and is a benchmark organization for other hospitals to follow, he says. "Not only do we have a responsibility to maintain these high standards for our patients," Dr. Barber says, "but we are also obligated to share what we have learned with other hospitals and help them get better as well."
Message from the Owensboro Health Board Chair
Alan Braden, Chair
Owensboro Health Board of Directors
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Jeff Barber, DrPH
President and CEO of Owensboro Health
“I just want to thank all our staff, physicians and Board of Directors. While this award reflects on all their hard work, we hope patients also see they are truly getting great care when they come to Owensboro Health.”
Meet Dr. Barber