MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

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MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

Leonardtown, MD - 2/25/2013

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By MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals™ by Truven Health Analytics, 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. 

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. This is the first time MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has been recognized with this honor. 

 “I couldn’t be more proud of our entire hospital family and all of the dedication each individual delivers to put our patients first,” said Christine R. Wray, hospital president and senior vice president of MedStar Health. “Our vision is to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health. Our patients deserve the highest quality care, delivered with compassion, conveniently close to home.” 

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is a community hospital that delivers state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Md. A six time recipient of the Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award, the staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with an outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. The hospital is a part of the MedStar Health system, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of 10 hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospital 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 (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.

 The winning hospitals were announced in the February 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. 

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years.  This year’s winners have brought even higher value to their local communities – better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics.  “The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest on laurels when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques.  I congratulate this year’s winners for their persistent drive for excellence.”

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • More than $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

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