Today, Fortune/IBM Watson Health named Mercy Health — Anderson Hospital to its 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the 13th time Anderson Hospital has achieved this honor as one of the top performing large community hospitals in the U.S. Fortune.com unveiled the annual list.
IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. 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.
“The 100 Top Hospitals list is a resource that patients and their families can use when choosing where to receive their care, providing an extra assurance of quality,” said Dave Fikse, President, Mercy Health — Cincinnati. “I congratulate Anderson Hospital’s dedicated care team on once again earning this distinctive honor.”
“Helping our patients get back to doing what they love is what motivates us. This honor is a testament to the dedication of our care teams, whose pride in their work is inspiring and is truly the basis for this recognition,” said Ken James, President, Anderson Hospital.
This recognition demonstrates Anderson Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize 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 Health100 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, M.D., M.P.P., 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.”