St.Vincent Carmel named among top 100 hospitals
St.Vincent Carmel has been named one of the 100 top U.S. hospitals as announced by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. This year’s award is the third in the past four years for St.Vincent Carmel in this review of hospital, safety, clinical quality, patient experience and operational excellence. St. Vincent Carmel is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
“St.Vincent Carmel is honored to be recognized once again this year as a 100 Top Hospital,” stated regional president Michael D. Chittenden. “This award results from the dedication, skill and compassion of our entire team here at our ministry. The award validates our continued focus on excellence in service and patient care.”
The Truven Health 100 t op h ospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational performance, including: mortality, complications, 30-day readmission rates, length of stay, ED throughput, expense per discharge, medicare spend per beneficiary, operating margin, patient experience as measured by HCAHPS.
The study has been conducted annually since 1993. To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,740 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor.