Thomson Reuters names Dixie Regional to Top 100 list and as an Everest winner

Terri Draper

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 4/1/2010

This week Dixie Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

In addition, Dixie Regional also was one of 23 hospitals among the 100 winners to be recognized as an Everest Award winner for the greatest rate of improvement over a five-year period.

The 100 Top Hospitals award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.

“Recognition such as this is made possible because of the skilled, caring efforts of the many men and women who work in our hospital,” said Terri Kane, CEO/administrator. “Our physicians, leaders, employees and volunteers come together on a daily basis with the common goal to provide our patients with the best possible care and I am so grateful for and proud of their excellent work.”

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 2,926 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in 10 areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 29 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

"The boards, executives and physician leaders of the Everest award-winning hospitals developed long-term strategies and executed them with extraordinary skill to produce extraordinary results,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters. “The Everest award winners are leaders and innovators and they are bringing great value to their communities."

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in these 100 Top Hospitals award winners:

  • More than 98,000 additional patients would survive each year. 
  •  More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually. 
  •  Expenses would decline by an aggregate $5.5 billion a year. 
  •  The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.

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