Peoria, IL,
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OSF HealthCare in Top 20 Percent of Large U.S. Systems

For the third year in a row, OSF HealthCare has been named one of the top performing health care systems in the country by Truven, an independent health care analytics research company. OSF HealthCare is ranked in the top 20 percent of large health care systems in the United States, and is one of only three in that category from Illinois.

The 2017 study analyzed 109 large systems, using unbiased, impartial, public data sources. The rankings are updated annually. Winners consistently set industry benchmarks for critical performance measures like 30-day readmissions, mortality rates, customer perception of care, and more. Hospital systems are categorized by financial size so comparison is fair.

“Our vision is to transform health care to improve the lives of those we serve,” said Kevin Schoeplein, OSF HealthCare CEO. “To achieve this recognition is something that takes teamwork across all of our regions and facilities, with a deep commitment from each of our co-workers. That is what makes this so special to me. It’s an acknowledgement that working together we are making a difference in the health of our communities and lives of our patients.”

Five components of hospital performance were measured, including inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency, and patient experience. Those found to be top performing systems saved more lives and caused fewer patient complications, followed industry-recommended standards of care more closely, released patients from the hospital sooner, readmitted patients less frequently, had shorter wait times in their emergency departments, and scored higher on patient overall ratings of care.

OSF HealthCare serves nearly three million people through its 115 locations, including 11 hospitals throughout Illinois and Michigan: OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria); OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford); OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center (Bloomington); OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center (Pontiac); OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center (Ottawa); OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center (Galesburg), OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center (Alton); OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group (Escanaba); OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center (Kewanee); OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center (Mendota); and OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center (Monmouth).

OSF HealthCare has nearly 19,000 employees, including more than 1,100 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare also operates two colleges of nursing, one each in Peoria and Rockford, Illinois.

In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF HealthCare is to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the Gift of Life. OSF HealthCare was founded in 1877 and is owned by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. The system is part of the Health Care Transformation Task Force and is an Accountable Care Organization.