OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital Takes Top Award
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital has been named to the 2020 IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list in the “medium sized community hospital” category. Dublin Methodist was last named to the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list back in 2018 after six consecutive years on the list.
"At OhioHealth, we remain steadfast in raising the bar on healthcare value with a focus on continuous improvement and placing our patients at the center of all we do," Dublin Methodist Hospital president Steve Bunyard said. "National recognition such as this from IBM Watson HealthTM is evidence of the work that we are all doing to ensure the best care possible for our patients."
Hospitals on the list received better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health compared to similar sized hospitals.
It’s our physician, associate, and volunteer commitment to provide excellent care to each and every patient that made this recognition possible," Bunyard said. "This is an exciting accomplishment for our Dublin Methodist family."
Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals is a quantitative study that annually identifies 100 US hospitals with the highest achievement on a balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard, based on Norton and Kaplan’s concept, is calculated based on publicly available data.It consists of 11 measures distributed across five domains:
- Inpatient outcomes
- Extended outcomes
- Operational efficiency
- Financial health
- Patient experience
How Are the Top Hospitals Identified?
The hospitals with the highest rankings on a composite score of the 11 measures are identified as the highest-achieving hospitals in the study. The 100 Top Hospitals study includes only short-term, non-federal, acute care US hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of patients.
What Data is Used in the Study?
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR), Medicare Hospital Cost Reports (all-payer), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data sets.In the 2020 study, the most recent two federal fiscal years of MEDPAR data available - FY 2017 and 2018 were used, which includes Medicare Advantage (HMO) encounters, to identify current performance and to identify the winning hospitals.
To be included in the study, a hospital must have the two most current years of data available, with valid present-on-admission (POA) coding. Hospitals that filed under one Medicare provider number jointly with other hospitals were analyzed as one organization. Six years of MEDPAR data (2013 – 2018) were used to develop the study trend database. A total of 3,134 short-term, general, acute care US hospitals were available in the MEDPAR 2018 data file.
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