BIDMC Among Nation's Top 100 Hospitals
For the ninth time, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been named one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the United States based in overall organizational performance according to the annual study released Monday by Thomson Reuters.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
"We are pleased to again be among the 15 major teaching hospitals nationally to be recognized by this hospital rating methodology, which utilizes multiple metrics of hospital performance," said Kenneth Sands, MD, BIDMC's Senior Vice President of Health Care Quality. "It validates the commitment we have made to safe, high quality care."
"The 100 Top Hospitals are among the best in the nation in providing care that is effective, safe and patient-centered. They are more likely to have systems to safeguard patients from medical errors, provide treatments proven to get results, and deliver effective care at a reasonable cost. And they are also financially stable employers with high scores in patient perception of care," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. "The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs."
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information - Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
• Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year.
• More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
• Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
• The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/
Other Massachusetts hospitals among the Top 100 are: Baystate Medical Center in Springfield; Brigham and Women's Hospital; Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center; Massachusetts General Hospital; Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester; Beverly Hospital and Winchester Hospital.