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Four OhioHealth Hospitals Named to the 2014 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

 Two hospitals selected as Everest Award winners for setting national benchmarks for performance and  long-term improvement

COLUMBUS, Ohio –Four OhioHealth hospitals–OhioHealth Riverside Methodist, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital–have been named to the 2014 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® list. The Top Hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.  

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center were also named Everest Award winners for the second consecutive year for achieving the highest current performance and fastest long-term improvement over five years. They are the only hospitals in Ohio to receive this award and share the honor with just 12 hospitals nationwide.  

“We are incredibly gratified to have multiple OhioHealth hospitals on the Top Hospitals list again this year. But what is even more rewarding is to see the unwavering commitment of our physicians and associates to  delivering exceptional care to every patient recognized through this, the preeminent quality award, year after year,” said Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, senior vice president and chief medical officer, OhioHealth. “All four hospitals in the greater Columbus area named to the list were repeat winners. That speaks to our culture of excellence and should make the patients we are privileged to serve confident of the high quality of care they will receive when they come to an OhioHealth hospital.” said Dr. Vanderhoff.

OhioHealth hospitals have regularly appeared on Truven’s annual list of 100 Top Hospitals. In total, this is the 11th year that Riverside Methodist has been named to the list and is the 5th time Grant was named to the list. Both were recognized this year in the top “Teaching Hospitals” category. Doctors Hospital has been named to the list four times since 2010 in the “Major Teaching Hospitals” category. Dublin Methodist has made the list for three consecutive years in the “Small Community Hospitals” category.

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 year’s 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 the full list of 100 Top Hospitals, visit 100tophospitals.com.