In addition, Dixie Regional also was one of 23 hospitals among the 100 winners to be recognized as an Everest Award winner for the greatest rate of improvement over a five-year period.
The 100 Top Hospitals award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.
Terri Kane, CEO/administrator of Dixie Regional medical center said, “Recognition such as this is made possible because of the skilled, caring efforts of the many men and women who work in our hospital. Our physicians, leaders, employees and volunteers come together on a daily basis with the common goal to provide our patients with the best possible care. I am grateful and proud of their excellent work," said Kane.
The national benchmark study by Thomson Reuters evaluated 2,926 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in 10 categories: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.
"The boards, executives and physician leaders of the Everest award-winning hospitals developed long-term strategies and executed them with extraordinary skill to produce extraordinary results,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters. “The Everest award winners are leaders and innovators and they are bringing great value to their communities."
The Thomson Reuters reseacrh study established that if all Medicare patients received the same level of care as provided by the 100 Top Hospitals award winners -
More than 98,000 additional patients would survive each year.
More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
Expenses would decline by an aggregate $5.5 billion a year.
The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
More information on this study and other 100
For more information on the National Benchmark study go to www.100tophospitals.com