Mercy Health - Cincinnati Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for the 11th Time, Also Earns Everest Top Performance Honor

(CINCINNATI; March 2, 2015) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Truven Health Analytics has named Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the 11th time, the most of any Cincinnati-area hospital. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor.

Anderson Hospital was also one of just 17 hospitals in the country to earn the Everest Award this year. The Everest award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years. These latest honors come on top of Truven Heath Analytics naming Anderson Hospital one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® late last year.

“Our physicians, nurses and staff are beaming with pride,” said Jeff Graham, Mercy Health East Market CEO. “We know we provide great care to our patients to help them be well. This latest this recognition from Truven Health Analytics marking us out as one of the best hospitals in the country validates both our efforts and the power of our calling to serve.”

“Mercy Health sets itself apart by having a care team for whom healthcare is a vocation and that team delivers advanced, award-winning quality care with compassion,” said John Starcher, Mercy Health – Cincinnati President and CEO. “Time and time again, Truven Health Analytics has validated our approach by including our hospitals in the 100 Top Hospitals list 22 times so far, more than all other Cincinnati-area hospitals combined.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
• Healthcare providers could save 126,471 additional lives
• 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
• We’d save $1.8 billion in inpatient costs
• The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
• Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

“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 2015 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.”

Truven Health Analytics, TM, is a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare and its 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 overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze 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 reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 2, 2015, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.