Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar Only South Florida Hospitals Recognized Among the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:24 pm EDT

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Pembroke Pines, Fla.
"This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost"

Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar, part of Memorial Healthcare System, were recognized among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar were the only South Florida hospitals honored by Truven and Modern Healthcare in 2014. This is the fourth time that Memorial Hospital West and the second time that Memorial Hospital Miramar are recognized among the 100 Top Hospitals for overall organizational performance.    

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

 “This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com. For information about Memorial Hospital West go to memorialwest.com and for Memorial Hospital Miramar, go to memorialmiramar.com

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