The Top 15 U.S. Hospital Systems
Thomson Reuters has released the names of the nation's top 15 hospital systems, according to a news brief. The results are included in the organization's fourth annual study of U.S. health care systems.
Researchers analyzed quality of care; patient perception of care; efficiency; length of stay; mortality rates; and patient safety. Only U.S. health systems with more than two non-federal hospitals were considered.
The results are broken down into three comparison groups based on the total operating expense of each system (TOE):
Large Health Systems (more than $1.5 billion in TOE)
- Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
- CareGroup Healthcare System, Boston, MA
- Jefferson Health System, Radnor, PA
- Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX
- St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, IN
Medium Health Systems ($750 million - $1.5 million in TOE)
- Baystate Health, Springfield, MA
- Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
- HCA Central and West Texas Division, Austin, TX
- Mission Health System, Asheville, NC
- Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, CA
Small Health Systems (less than $750 million in TOE)
- Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL
- Maury Regional Healthcare System, Columbia, TN
- Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, CO
- Saint Joseph Regional Health System, Mishawaka, IN
- Tanner Health System, Carrolton, GA
Overall, the nation's top hospital systems boast a lower 30-day post-discharge mortality rate; 17% fewer deaths than expected; fewer complications; shorter hospital stays; and better adherence to patient safety mechanisms.
If you live nearby, it might be time to switch hospitals.
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