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One of the tops in the country

Sat, Mar 15 2014 12:00 PM Posted By: For Promotional Consideration

Paradise Valley Hospital was named today among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by the international research firm Truven Health Analytics, based on quality of care and patient satisfaction from public data.

For 21 years, the list has recognized hospitals with the best outcomes combined with operational efficiency. This year, Truven evaluated more than 2,800 acute care hospitals across the nation on 10 performance measures, including patient safety, clinical standards of care, lower 30-day readmission and mortality rates, patient satisfaction and average patient stay.

“Our patients receive exceptional medical treatment combined with compassionate care, and we are pleased to see this validated by objective organizations, such as Truven, that specialize in analyzing hospital care data on a national scale,” said Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital administrator. “Each year, our physicians and staff receive these types of prestigious recognitions, which place us in the top-tier of hospital care nationally and locally. We no longer are South Bay’s best-kept secret.”

According to Truven Health Analytics, award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency. If the nearly 3,000 hospitals across the nation performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners*:

• More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved
• Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication free
• $5.4 billion could be saved
• The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day

“Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value — hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction and lower cost. The 100 Top Hospitals have been objectively proven to provide high value, and the majority of them have demonstrated year-over-year increased value, as well,” said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs. “The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance. This year, 59% of the 2014 100 Top Hospitals were winners last year. In 2013, 51% were repeat winners; in 2012, 42% were repeat winners.”

Truven researchers analyzed publicly available information from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply to participate in this study and do not pay to market this honor.

*If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.


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