Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health Name Mercy Health – Cincinnati One of the Nation’s 15 Top Health Systems

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business, has named it one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Mercy Health – Cincinnati has earned this honor four times, more than any other health system in Cincinnati.

“Mercy Health’s focus on quality has paid off not only in ensuring that our patients receive excellent care but also in securing recognition for Mercy Health, which Truven has once again named one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the nation,” said Mike Garfield, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Mercy Health – Cincinnati. “I thank our team and our fine medical staff for their dedication to achieving our quality goals. This honor would not be possible without their efforts.”


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.


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
  • 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 24th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Truven Health Analytics®, IBM Watson Health™, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world's most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler ® and ActionOI ®. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO. For more information, visit