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PHH earns Top 100 Hospitals, fourth year

Posted: Friday, March 4, 2016

It’s an encore worth celebrating: Parkview Huntington Hospital has again been recognized with the 100 Top Hospitals award by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. This is the third consecutive year – and the fourth year overall – that the hospital has been selected for the award, which recognizes hospitals and leadership teams across the nation that are innovating to transform the healthcare environment and provide the highest level of value to their communities.

Parkview Huntington, an award winner in the Small Community Hospital category, is one of two Parkview Health hospitals honored by Truven Health Analytics. Parkview Regional Medical Center has also received its first 100 Top Hospitals award, in the Teaching Hospital category.

The 100 Top Hospitals award is based on an objective annual study of performance data from nearly 3,000 of the nation’s hospitals. The 100 Top Hospitals study measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures, including patient care, operational efficiency, financial stability and patient perception of care. Hospitals cannot apply for this award.

“The 2016 100 Top Hospitals award winners represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, Truven Health Analytics. “They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the nation performed at the level of this year's winners: More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved. Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication-free. Some $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved. The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

Hospitals are ranked in five categories by size and teaching/non-teaching hospital status. Parkview Huntington Hospital was one of 20 award winners in the Small Community Hospital category (25 to 99 beds), which encompassed 861 hospitals. Of the 20 winners in that category, only four other hospitals have won the award as many times as Parkview Huntington Hospital; none of those hospitals is located in Indiana.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this distinction for the fourth time,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “In a changing healthcare landscape, we’re providing world-class care on a personal scale every day. That means we’re taking new approaches and raising the bar in technology and clinical skills training – all while managing our costs. What it means for our patients is better outcomes and a consistently superior experience at the hospital close to where they live and work.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. 100 Top Hospitals researchers use risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze 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. Using such quantifiable public sources ensures consistency of definitions and data, and maintains the study’s high level of integrity. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

Winning hospitals were announced in the February 28, 2016, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.