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Truven Health Identifies the 15 Highest-Performing
Hospital Systems in the Nation

Truven Health Analytics has released its seventh annual 15 Top Health Systems study — naming the top U.S. health systems based on balanced, superior systemwide performance in care quality, patient satisfaction, cost of care, and operational efficiency. The study is the only one of its kind to aggregate rigorous analysis of individual hospital performance into system-level data.  See who made the list and what they achieved.

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Baldrige and 100 Top Hospitals: Redefining Excellence
Congratulations to 2014 Baldrige award recipients and 100 Top Hospitals winners Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg, TX and St. David’s HealthCare, Austin, TX. The correlation between Baldrige award recipients and 100 Top Hospitals winners was cited by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Truven Health SVP Jean Chenoweth, comments on effects a leadership team has, resulting in performance excellence.
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Understanding Our Methodologies

Learn more about the key performance measures that are tracked in our 100 Top Hospitals methodologies.



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Research Findings

  • Hospital Performance Differences by Ownership, Size, and Teaching Status
    Our research shows that not-for-profit church-owned hospitals have had the greatest success achieving balanced excellence, but no one size or teaching status category is superior on all metrics.
  • Health System Members Outperform Independent Hospitals
    In the past, the benefits of health system membership have been difficult to prove statistically. Now, a recent study finds that health system member hospitals significantly outperform independent hospitals. Read the study.
  • Eight Evidence-Based Recommendations Improve Performance
    Dr. Lawrence Prybil, UK College of Public Health, recently completed a study of governing boards in the largest health systems. The findings provide the basis for recommendations to assist CEOs in evaluating and improving performance. Learn more.



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