Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 – West Anaheim Medical Center was named today among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), based on quality of care and patient satisfaction. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The Truven Health 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 is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the fourth time West Anaheim Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.
"We are extremely proud to be acknowledged as a leader in healthcare for the fourth time by Truven Health Analytics" said Virg Narbutas, CEO of West Anaheim Medical Center. "Our team of dedicated and experienced hospital staff is the core foundation that keeps this institution an award winning facility."
According to Truven Health Analytics, award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency. If the nearly 3,000 hospitals across the nation performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners*:
- More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
- $6 billion could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
"The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years. This year's winners have brought even higher value to their local communities - better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement healthcare reform," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. "The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest on laurels when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year's winners for their persistent drive for excellence."
The study evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. The study 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.
(*Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year.)
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine our deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, we have major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. Advantage Suite, Micromedex, ActionOI, MarketScan, and 100 Top Hospitals are registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.