Truven Health Names Riverton Hospital One of the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals

Jess Gomez

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 Jess.Gomez@imail.org

 3/4/2014

Intermountain Healthcare’s Riverton Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, which provides information to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The Truven Top 100 list and study have been conducted annually since 1993. This is the first time Riverton Hospital has been recognized with this honor. 

“It’s a great honor to be listed among the Top 100 Hospitals, especially since we’ve only be open for four years,” says Blair Kent, CEO/Administrator of Riverton Hospital. “We’re committed to the communities that we serve and the patients who trust us for their health care. It’s nice to be recognized for that commitment to high-quality healthcare.” 

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals list and study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. 

Riverton Hospital has developed a reputation for high-quality healthcare since opening on November 2, 2009. The hospital is a full-service community hospital for the growing communities in the southwest valley of Salt Lake City. Riverton Hospital is the only hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient services with Primary Children’s Hospital physicians and nurses outside of their main campus. 

For the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven researchers analyzed public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. 

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. 

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3rd edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospital’s research is available at 100tophospitals.com. For more information about Riverton Hospital, visit www.rivertonhospital.org.
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