For the second year in a row, Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP), parent company of Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP (http://www.HMpartners.org)), has been named one of the nation's Top 10 health systems by Thomson Reuters (http://www.thomsonreuters.com). The recognition is based on the clinical performance of CHP's hospitals including St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown; St. Joseph Health Center, Warren; and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Boardman.
"This national recognition affirms HMHP's commitment to providing quality health care for the communities we serve," said Bob Shroder, president and CEO, HMHP. "We are proud to be part of CHP and the system's commitment to excellence and quality health care."
According to Thomson Reuters, Top 10 health systems had 12.3% fewer mortalities, 13.2% fewer complications and 5.4% better patient safety than peer systems. In addition, patients returned home sooner with average lengths of stays more than a half day shorter than similar systems, and with better longer-term outcomes.
"Top 10 health systems outperformed their peers by a wide margin. They provided better care, saved more lives, had fewer medical complications, and made fewer patient safety errors - even though they treat sicker patients, on average. They set the standard for the industry," says Dean Chenoweth, senior vice president, Performance Improvement and 100 Top Hospitals Programs for Thomson Reuters. "We are honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year as a Thomson Reuters Top 10 Health System," said Michael Connelly, president & CEO, CHP. "CHP is the largest health system in the top 10, the only Catholic system and one of only three multi-state systems to earn this important, independently verified recognition. We are delighted at this recognition of our continuing efforts to improve and enhance clinical quality and patient safety."
Researchers from the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals analyzed quality and efficiency of 252 health systems across the country to identify the top 10. Because the award is based on analysis of objective clinical data, health systems cannot apply for and do not pay to receive the Thomson Reuters award.
The Thomson Reuters study assessed all US health systems with two or more short-term, general, non-federal hospitals. Researchers looked at eight metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency. These include: Mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, adherence to clinical standards of care (evidence-based core measures published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate and HCAHPS patient satisfaction. Three of the criteria are new for this year - both 30-day measures and patient satisfaction. About Humility of Mary Health Partners Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. HMHP (http://www.HMpartners.org) provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care, residential and long-term care, as well as hospice care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Humility of Mary Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph health centers, St. Elizabeth emergency and diagnostic centers in Boardman and Austintown, and the St. Joseph Outpatient Surgery Center in Howland have achieved magnet recognition status, the gold standard of patient care. Learn more about HMHP online at www.HMpartners.org.
About Catholic Healthcare Partners Catholic Healthcare Partners is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. With $4.76 billion in assets, CHP employs 36,500 associates in more than 100 organizations, including 32 hospitals which serve the health care needs of people in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and contiguous states. True to our mission, in 2008 CHP provided more than $335 million, or 8.2 percent of total expenses, in targeted community benefit. CHP actively lives its values by committing to comprehensive benefits, including health care coverage for all regular associates, and by paying competitive wages, including a just wage that exceeds state and federal minimums.
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