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St. Mary Mercy Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for third straight year – by Thomson Reuters
Start Date
04/14/2009
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For the third year in a row, St. Mary Mercy Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency. The winning hospitals were announced in the March 30 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“This award demonstrates that our physicians, nurses and management focus on providing consistent, high quality care to maintain patient safety, operational efficiency and national standards. We are honored to receive this 100 Top Hospital designation for the third straight year,” said David Spivey, president and CEO, St. Mary Mercy Hospital. St. Mary Mercy is a 304-bed hospital providing acute-care medical and health services and is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care.

“The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated in the winning hospitals:

  • More than 107,500 additional patients would survive each year.
  • Nearly 132,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
  • Expenses would decline by $5.9 billion a year.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital, also of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, was awarded the 100 Top Hospital designation for the third year in a row in the small community hospital category. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.

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