Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners

Celebrating 20 Years of Identifying Top Performance

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--()--Truven Health AnalyticsSM, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical 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 is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993.

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years. The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “These leaders continue to demonstrate their vision of excellence when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year’s winners for their achievement.”

For the fifth year, Truven Health Analytics is also recognizing the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award winners — those hospitals among the 100 winners that delivered the greatest rate of improvement over five years. This year, there are 16 Everest Award winners.

“I am very proud of the contribution that 100 Top Hospitals has made through twenty years of tremendous challenges in the healthcare industry,” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “And I’m pleased to acknowledge Jean’s consistent leadership and relentless search for innovation that have resulted in continued expansion of the performance improvement insights provided by the 100 Top Hospitals study.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit

Here are the winning hospitals, by category, with asterisks indicating the Everest Award winners:

Major Teaching Hospitals

Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL*
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, IL*
Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA
Christiana Care Health System – Newark, DE
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
NorthShore University HealthSystem – Evanston, IL
Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA
Providence Hospital and Medical Center – Southfield, MI
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
The Methodist Hospital – Houston, TX
UC San Diego Medical Center – San Diego, CA
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers – Ann Arbor, MI*

Teaching Hospitals

Allen Hospital – Waterloo, IA*
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center – Sioux Falls, SD
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System – Amarillo, TX
Beaumont Hospital, Troy – Troy, MI
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy – Charlotte, NC
Grant Medical Center – Columbus, OH*
Immanuel Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, OH
Lankenau Medical Center – Wynnewood, PA
McKay-Dee Hospital Center – Ogden, UT*
Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids, IA

Mission Hospital – Asheville, NC

North Colorado Medical Center – Greeley, CO

Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins, CO

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital – Whittier, CA
Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus, OH*
Rose Medical Center – Denver, CO
Saint Thomas Hospital – Nashville, TN
Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA
Scripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, CA
St. Luke’s Hospital – Cedar Rapids, IA
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital – Indianapolis, IN
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
United Regional Health Care System – Wichita Falls, TX*
Virginia Hospital Center – Arlington, VA*

Large Community Hospitals

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, IL*
Banner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, AZ
Billings Clinic Hospital – Billings, MT
Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood, CA
Central DuPage Hospital – Winfield, IL
Gaston Memorial Hospital – Gastonia, NC
Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview, TX*
Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami, FL
Lakeland Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph, MI
Martin Health System – Stuart, FL

Maury Regional Medical Center – Columbia, TN*

Mease Countryside Hospital – Safety Harbor, FL*

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center – Houston, TX
Memorial Hospital West – Pembroke Pines, FL
Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, GA
Ocala Regional Medical Center – Ocala, FL
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance, CA
St. David’s Medical Center – Austin, TX
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center – Austin, TX
TriStar Skyline Medical Center – Nashville, TN

Medium Community Hospitals

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center – Sheboygan, WI
Baptist Medical Center East – Montgomery, AL
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital – Charleston, SC
Chino Valley Medical Center – Chino, CA
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota – Sarasota, FL*
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center – Garden Grove, CA
Gulf Coast Medical Center – Panama City, FL
Holland Hospital – Holland, MI
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital – Fairfax, VA
Lakeview Hospital –Bountiful, UT*
Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Lawrence, KS

Licking Memorial Hospital – Newark, OH

Logan Regional Hospital – Logan, UT
McKee Medical Center – Loveland, CO
Mercy Hospital Anderson – Cincinnati, OH
Mercy Hospital Fairfield – Fairfield, OH
Montclair Hospital Medical Center – Montclair, CA
Ogden Regional Medical Center – Ogden, UT
Shasta Regional Medical Center – Redding, CA
West Anaheim Medical Center – Anaheim, CA

Small Community Hospitals

Alta View Hospital – Sandy, UT
Desert Valley Hospital – Victorville, CA
Dublin Methodist Hospital – Dublin, OH
Gulf Breeze Hospital – Gulf Breeze, FL
Hill Country Memorial Hospital – Fredericksburg, TX
Lovelace Westside Hospital – Albuquerque, NM
Major Hospital – Shelbyville, IN
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital – Leonardtown, MD
Mercy Hospital Grayling – Grayling, MI*
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital – Weston, WI
Payson Regional Medical Center – Payson, AZ
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville – Huntersville, NC
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast – Miramar Beach, FL
San Dimas Community Hospital – San Dimas, CA
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics – Prairie du Sac, WI
Spectrum Health United Hospital – Greenville, MI
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital – Red Bluff, CA
Sutter Davis Hospital – Davis, CA
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle – Azle, TX
Woodwinds Health Campus – Woodbury, MN*

About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit

About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit


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For Truven Health Analytics
Brian Erni, 631-584-2200

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Truven Health Analytics Announces 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners


J. Roderick, Inc.
For Truven Health Analytics
Brian Erni, 631-584-2200