TriHealth’s Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital Named Two of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

March 5, 2018

IBM Watson Top 100 hospitals

TriHealth’s Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospitals were named as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™.  Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This marks the 8th time Bethesda North has been recognized as a Top 100 hospital in the country and the 5th time Good Samaritan Hospital has been honored.

“We are proud that, for the fifth time together, both our flagship hospitals are listed among the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals,” said TriHealth President and CEO, Mark C. Clement. “Unlike other rankings, this is based solely on clinical outcomes, efficiency of care and financial performance. This recognition is yet another indication that TriHealth is succeeding at getting health care right for our community by providing the highest quality of care at a lower cost.”

Based on the results of this year’s study, we extrapolate that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • More than $4.4 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
  • Approximately 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days;

“The country’s best hospitals have proven that an unrelenting focus on quality, supported by constant measurement against peer performance benchmarks, can drive improved outcomes while reducing costs and growing profit margins,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health. “Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 5th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Last Updated: April 18, 2018