The renowned Truven Health Analytics annual 100 Top Hospitals study uses objective research and
independent public data to recognize the best hospitals in the nation. Hospitals do not apply,
and winners do not pay to market this honor. Study results and winner lists are highly
anticipated each year and have been for two decades.
Our study is unique in that it evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organizational performance,
including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. It compares hospitals only
against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.
Identified from nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals, our award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient
outcomes can be achieved — while improving efficiency.
100 Top Hospitals Everest Award
A select few award winners each year earn the coveted Everest Award. This award honors hospitals that
have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five
2014 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners Announced March 3, 2014
As always, our selected award winners have achieved performance excellence and are
leading their peer hospitals toward unprecedented improvements in healthcare. 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:
- 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
Watch for our 2015 study release in the spring of 2015.