Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition.
“It’s an honor to be listed among such an elite group of the nation’s hospitals,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “Most importantly, it means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization.”
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
- More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free.
- $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
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 measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. Edward was also recognized with the honor in 2011.
Edward Hospital is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering access to complex medical specialties and innovative programming. Edward has 352 private patient rooms and 4,700 employees, including 1,200 nurses and a medical staff of 1,050 physicians. Edward, along with Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, make up Edward-Elmhurst Health, a system with annual revenues of more than $1 billion, more than 50 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. 100 Top Hospitals researchers use risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the CMS Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com. For more information about Edward Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.EEHealth.org.