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Mercy Medical Center Only Maryland Hospital Named to Thomson Reuters’ Annual Top 100 U.S. Hospitals List – Mercy Recognized in Teaching Hospital Category

April 19, 2012

Thomson Reuters released its annual study this week identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, was the only Maryland hospital to be included in the top 100 list.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 20, 2012

Thomson Reuters released its annual study this week identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, was the only Maryland hospital to be included in the top 100 list.

The Thomson Reuters 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 has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the second time (1996) that Mercy has been recognized with this honor.

Mercy was recognized in the “Teaching Hospital” category. Other categories included major teaching hospitals, and large, medium and small community hospitals. The winning hospitals were announced in the April 16, 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

“For nearly 20 years, the 100 Top Hospitals research by Thomson Reuters has helped hospitals and health system leaders excel. We are extremely proud to have been named to this prestigious list, the only hospital in Maryland to be so named. This achievement reflects on the Sisters of Mercy´s tradition of excellence and the commitment of physicians, nurses, and staff to provide the best in patient care,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center (http://www.mdmercy.com).

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

“This year, the concentration of 100 Top Hospitals award winners has shifted significantly, with Texas, Florida, and California housing the most winners,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. ”A major change in performance geographically is an encouraging indication that the bar for quality care has been raised once again.”

Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, it was determined that if all hospitals performed at the level of this year´s honorees:

  •     More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
  •     Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  •     More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
  •     The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

For more information on this study, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com. The Thomson Reuters Corporation is a business data provider created by the Thomson Corporation´s purchase of Reuters Group in spring 2008.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to http://www.thomsonreuters.com.

Mercy Medical Center is a 138-year-old, university affiliated medical facility named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation, among 10 best centers for women´s health in the U.S. and for the past three years, named to U.S. News and World Report´s “Best Hospitals” edition. Mercy is home to the nationally acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women´s Health and Medicine as in 2010 opened the $400+ million, 20-story Mary Catherine Bunting Center. For more information, call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy or visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com.

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