Advocate Condell Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard.
The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the first time that Advocate Condell has been recognized with this honor.
"I am very proud that Advocate Condell Medical Center has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Analytics," said Dominica Tallarico, Advocate Condell president. "This prestigious recognition is a reflection of our commitment to excellence in safety, quality, and service for the people we are privileged to serve. To be selected to this list among over 3,000 hospitals is a testament to the work that we do each and every day."
In addition, Condell received Truven's "Everest Award," which honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years. Both the 100 Top Hospital and Everest Awards come on the heels of Condell being named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital last November.
"This year's 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow -- consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. "The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients."
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
• Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
• Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
• More than $5.4 billion could be saved
• The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information -- Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.
The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.