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OhioHealth named one of the top five Large Health Systems in America

COLUMBUS, Ohio — OhioHealth announced today that it has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in America, and one of the top five in the “Large Health System” category.

OhioHealth is the only health system in the nation to be named to this list six times since the study was created seven years ago.

“Being named one of the top 15 systems in the nation as consistently as we have illustrates our unwavering dedication to Vanderhoffdelivering high-quality healthcare to the patients we serve every day,” said Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, chief medical officer for OhioHealth. “Earning this recognition means that we, as a system, have achieved a level of care and a culture of excellence that increases value to our patients and our community.”

Truven’s process and methodology…To select the top 15 health systems, Truven Health Analytics analyzed data from 341 health systems and nearly 2,900 member hospitals to identify those that achieved superior performance based on a composite score of nine measures of care quality, patient perception of care, episode-of-illness cost and operational efficiency.To determine this year’s winners, researchers analyzed public information including:

  • Medicare cost reports
  • Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data
  • Core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website 

Key findings…
The 15 top systems saved more lives, made fewer patient safety errors and discharged patients sooner with better long-term outcomes. Beyond excelling in clinical quality, the top 15 systems also provided patients with a better overall experience. Other findings include:

  • Lower Cost per Episode: The winning 15 Top Health Systems spent 7 percent less per care episode than non-winning peer systems.
  • Better Survival Rates: The winning systems also experienced 1.2 percent fewer deaths than non-winning peer systems.
  • Fewer Complications: Patients of the winning health systems had 5 percent fewer complications than patients in other systems.
  • Better Patient Safety and Core Measures Adherence: The top health systems had a 10.9 percent better patient safety performance and better adherence to core measures of care than their peers.

15 Top Health Systems in America… 

OhioHealth is ranked in the Large Health Systems category which includes just five systems:

Large Health Systems (> $1.5 billion) 

Allina Health System, Minneapolis, MN
Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN
OhioHealth, Columbus, OH
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, IN

Medium Health Systems ($750 million – $1.5 billion)

Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, NE
Exempla Healthcare, Denver, CO
Mercy Health Southwest Ohio Region, Cincinnati, OH
Mission Health, Asheville, NC
St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID

Small Health Systems (< $750 million) Location

Asante, Medford, OR
Maury Regional Healthcare System, Columbia, TN
Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC
Saint Joseph Regional Health System, Mishawaka, IN
Tanner Health System, Carrollton, GA

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this level of national attention,” said Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. “We couldn’t be more proud of the work our associates and physicians do each day to provide the very best care for our patients.”

"This year's health system winners are setting the national standard for higher quality, efficiency and patient perception of care, which together mean higher value for each community served,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Truven Health Analytics. “These leadership teams are transforming their systems more rapidly than their peers, and they are, or stand to become, outstanding partners with employers and other stakeholders in setting goals for improving community health.”

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.

About OhioHealth
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics and has received the honor six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for nine years in a row, 2007-2015.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers the answers that clients need to improve healthcare quality and access while reducing costs. We provide market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics, and domain expertise. For more than 30 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies, and policymakers the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan, 100 Top Hospitals, Advantage Suite, Micromedex, Simpler, ActionOI, Heartbeat Experts, and JWA. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit truvenhealth.com.

To learn more, visit www.100tophospitals.com