Providence Medical Center, a member of
Prime Healthcare, has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
This is thefirst time the Medical Center has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing medium
community hospital in the U.S. The annual list was published today by
Fortune. It is a special announcement for the hospital receiving the award
during its’ 100th anniversary of service to the community.
IBM Watson Health® has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation
of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The
annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency,
patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established
the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare
organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
“What a special honor to receive during the 100th Anniversary of Providence Medical Center,” said Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO, Providence Medical Center. “Our staff
have shown unsurpassed dedication this year and we are proud to receive
this recognition that reflects their clinical excellence and their compassion
for our patients and their families.”
“This recognition demonstrates Providence’s ongoing commitment
to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive
and challenging time,” said Sabato Sisillo, M.D., Chief Medical
Officer. “Thank you to the physicians, nurses and staff who are
deeply committed to delivering quality care with exceptional outcomes
for our patients.”
This recognition demonstrates Providence’s ongoing commitment to
prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive
and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar
hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100
Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational
performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications,
healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide
readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient
expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.
“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff
who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19
pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary
leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President
and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community
hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate
a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation.
It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention,
and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge
stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”
Providence kicked off its’ 100 Year anniversary in February celebrating
that it had achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals
Award™. The distinction places Providence in the top 5 percent of
nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance
as measured by
Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
The Medical Center was also recently recognized by Healthgrades for top
5% in the nation for Critical Care (2020); Overall GI Services (3 years
in a row); Overall Orthopedic Services (2020-2 years in a row); and Patient
Safety (2017-2019). Providence Medical Center also was awarded an “A”
for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety
standards in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group.
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