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PHH makes list of top hospitals for seventh time

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2020. This is the seventh time PHH has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing hospitals in the nation. The annual list of honorees was unveiled on

IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the United States. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.

“Our PHH team works tirelessly to deliver world-class care to Huntington County residents every day,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH. “Especially through the lens of this year, when we’ve had to adapt in so many ways to respond to the pandemic, I’ve never been prouder of our team. And I’m grateful that IBM Watson Health continues to recognize the consistency of what we achieve for our patients. It’s amazing to have earned this honor for the seventh time in 11 years, and it confirms that we’re hitting the mark in terms of quality of care, efficiency and the value we’re providing to our community.”

PHH was one of 20 winners out of 831 hospitals in the “Small Community Hospitals” category. It was joined by sister hospital Parkview Noble Hospital as two of the three Indiana winners of any size in the study.

Recognition as one of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates PHH’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, vice president and chief health officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top-performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

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