Mercy Health named one of nation's Top 15 health systems

Cincinnati, OH (April 21, 2014) -- Truven Health Analytics has once again named Catholic Health Partners’ largest market, Mercy Health in Cincinnati, one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems.

This is the second year in a row that Mercy Health has earned this honor. Mercy Health is the only Cincinnati health system that Truven named to its Top 15 list. Mercy Health appears as one of five medium-sized health systems on the list, based on operating expense. Health systems do not apply and winners do not pay to market their award.

Catholic Health Partners was listed among the top quintile (20 percent) best-performing large health systems. Mercy in Toledo, another of CHP’s markets, was named to the top quintile best-performing medium health systems.

The 15 Top Health Systems study is part of the esteemed 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. Researchers from the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals® program analyzed the clinical quality and efficiency of more than 300 health systems to identify the Top 15. This annual, quantitative study uses objective, independent research and public data sources. It relied on public data from the 2011 and 2012 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, CMS Hospital Compare dataset from 2013 and other data sources.

Truven Health Analytics 15 Top Health Systems study identifies the five best small, medium and large health systems in the nation based on performance in eight key areas, including: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, adherence to clinical standards of care (evidence-based core measures published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), and HCAHPS patient survey score (part of a national initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to measure the quality of care in hospitals).

Truven Health Analytics was formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters and is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.