MedCentral Hospitals are proud to be part of OhioHealth which was named one of the five best-performing large U.S. health systems for a fifth time.
In a press release issued by President/CEO Dave Blom and Bruce Vanderhoff, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, they stated, “We are very excited to announce that OhioHealth has been named one of the nation’s top health systems for clinical performance by Truven Health Analytics. This is the fifth time that OhioHealth has received this recognition since the study was created six years ago. Only one other health system in the nation has equaled this feat.”
Truven is a leading provider of information to improve the cost and quality of healthcare and to evaluate clinical quality and efficiency data from more than 300 health organizations. To determine OhioHealth’s ranking, Truven used eight measures to guage clinical quality and efficiency: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, adherence to clinical standards of care and HCAHPS patient survey score.
By earning this recognition, OhioHealth illustrates how successfully it has carried out its mission and goals by consistently and efficiently delivering high-quality healthcare to the patients it serves every day. As a system, OhioHealth has achieved a level of care and a culture of excellence that increases value to its patients and their communities.
OhioHealth was asked to represent this year’s top systems in a national ad appearing in the April 21 editiion of Modern Healthcare magazine. OhioHealth was the only system on this year’s list to take part in this opportunity.
The ad featured Blom and Dr. Vanderhoff.
They said, “It is a very humbling privilege for both of us to represent our associates and physicians in this complimentary advertisement.”
In addition to OhioHealth, the following large health systems were singled out for honors by Truven: Advocate Health Care of Downers Grove, Illinois; Mayo Foundation of Rochester, MN., Scripps Health of San Diego, CA., and Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI.
In total, the top health systems in the nation saved more lives, made fewer patient safety errors and discharged patients sooner with better long-term outcomes.