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OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health names OSF Saint James to its Top 100 for the first time

OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support healthcare cost and quality improvement.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality, 30-day mortality rate, complications, core measures, 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted average length of stay, mean emergency room throughput, inpatient expense per discharge, Medicare spend per beneficiary, adjusted operating profit margin and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). This is the first time OSF Saint James has been recognized with the Truven 100 Top Hospitals® honor.

“This recognition is the result of focused teamwork and commitment by caregivers, leaders, and OSF HealthCare as a whole to provide our patients with a positive and high quality healthcare experience,” said Brad Solberg, president of OSF Saint James. “Every OSF Saint James Mission Partner recognizes their role in the well-being of our patients. When you combine that with a dedication to improving care, outcomes and the patient experience, it becomes the culture. I am very proud of our OSF Saint James team, and happy for them to receive this recognition.”

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:

  • Nearly than 89,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Over 61,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
  • Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.

“The hospital industry’s ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients and payers,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “The magnitude of improvement we’ve observed over the last five years is greater than any other five-year period we’ve tracked. This year’s winners have reached new highs in performance in comparison to peers across the country.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 6th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.