West Anaheim Medical Center Receives Top 100 Hospital Award for the 5th Time
(Anaheim, Calif., March 3, 2014) –West Anaheim Medical Center this week was named one of 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.
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 study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the fifth time that West Anaheim Medical Center has been recognized with this award.
"Receiving this award for the 5th time is such an honor for our team here at West Anaheim," said Virg Narbutas, CEO of West Anaheim Medical Center. "This recognition speaks volumes to our commitment to quality patient care and could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of all our staff."
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.
The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
"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."
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
- Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
- Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
- More than $5.4 billion could be saved
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.com.
West Anaheim Medical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center, recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation, is a medium size community hospital with a mission to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare in a compassionate, convenient and cost-effective manner. It was recently honored as a Top Performer in the nation (Top 14%) on Key Quality Measures by Joint Commission, a Medicare accreditation agency. The hospital has provided services to Anaheim and surrounding communities for 50 years. The medical center is owned and operated by Prime Healthcare Services, a hospital management company based in Ontario, California. For more information, please visit www.westanaheimmedctr.com and www.primehealthcare.com.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit truvenhealth.com.
About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademark of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.