Edward named one of nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

July 10, 2018
Edward Hospital

For the third time, Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. Edward was recognized in the Large Community Hospitals category. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, the study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list 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: 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. Edward was previously recognized as a 100 Top Hospital in 2011 and 2016.

“We’re certainly honored and humbled to be recognized with such an outstanding group of hospitals,” says Bill Kottmann, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. “The ranking is a credit to our nurses, physicians and staff who are committed to providing safe and high-quality care for our patients, and deliver on that promise every day.”

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. 

For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. Learn more at www.ibm.com/watson/health

Edward Hospital is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering access to complex medical specialties and innovative programming. Edward has 354 private patient rooms and 5,800 employees, including 1,200 nurses and a medical staff of 1,100 physicians. Edward is part of Edward-Elmhurst Health, a system that also includes Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.