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Parkview Health recognized as nations Top 15

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Parkview Health was recently named one of the nation’s 15 Top U.S. Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,924 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement on a balanced scorecard. The scorecard is based on the 100 Top Hospitals national balanced scorecard methodologies, and focuses on five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. While several Parkview hospitals have been recognized multiple times as 100 Top Hospitals award winners, this is the first time Parkview Health has been recognized with this honor.

“The heart of our mission is dedicated to improving health and inspiring well-being by providing excellent care to every person, every day,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “When you drill down into the details of this recognition and see that we’re actually one of the top five health systems within our category based on our size, it’s quite the honor to be recognized among the nation’s elite. It’s also rewarding to see our 11,000-plus co-workers, physicians and providers recognized for their world-class teamwork and commitment to excellence, innovation and high-quality care and services.”

Based on the results of this year’s study, winning health systems were able to achieve the following compared to non-winning peer systems: 17.5 percent shorter wait times in the emergency department; 13.4 percent fewer in-hospital deaths; 8.5 percent fewer complications and 10.2 percent shorter length of hospital stays.

“The study recognizes these 15 health systems that have proven it is possible to drive down expense while improving the quality of care,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “More importantly, the leaders of these health systems are demonstrating the power of aligning best practices across multiple hospitals to achieve greater levels of efficiency while delivering higher overall standards of care.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the April 24 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.