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Two MountainStar hospitals, Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden and Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, have been named in the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.
This is the third time both Ogden Regional Medical Center and Lakeview Hospital have each been honored in the study. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety; average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year and has been conducted annually since 1993.
“Our staff’s total-hospital emphasis on patient service, quality and effective care is the major factor in our Top 100 recognition,” says Mark Adams, chief executive office at Ogden Regional Medical Center. “We have real commitment at Ogden Regional for our patients. Being recognized by Truven reinforces that having systems that safeguard patients from medical errors, providing treatments proven to get results and delivering effective care at a reasonable cost makes our hospital one of the best for patients.”
In addition to the 100 Top Hospitals designation, Lakeview Hospital was also recognized with Truven’s prestigious “Everest Award.” This award honors hospitals that have long-term improvement over five years in quality, performance and patient satisfaction, and that have had the highest one-year performance. Lakeview Hospital is among only 17 hospitals in the United States to be honored with this designation, placing it in the top .06 percent of US hospitals.
“To be named a Top 100 Hospital is an incredible achievement,” said Rand Kerr, Lakeview Hospital’s CEO. “To also receive the Everest Award is an absolute honor. Each day our caregivers come to work with one mission: To provide the quality of healthcare we want our closest loved ones to receive. These awards simply mean that we are accomplishing that mission and providing the absolute best in patient care.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — 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, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
The winning hospitals were announced in the February 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. Truven Health Analytics is formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.