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Providence-Providence Park Hospital Named One of Nation’s Top Hospitals

Providence-Providence Park Hospital Named One of Nation’s Top Hospitals
For the ninth time, Providence-Providence Park Hospital in Southfield is ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 major teaching hospitals and one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by a leading source of health care information and research.  Providence-Providence Park Hospital is a ministry of Ascension Michigan, which is opening its newest Michigan health facility on May 5 in Genoa Twp.
The recognition from Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business, identifies the 100 Top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. According to Truven, the 100 Top Hospitals winners’ performance and improvement substantially exceeds that of peers. This year’s Truven 100 Top Hospitals award winners saw mortality index rates that were 23 percent better than peer group hospitals and complication index rates that were 17 percent better than peer group hospitals. They achieved this while also incurring inpatient expenses that were nine percent lower than their peers.
According to Truven, based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
•    More than 89,000 additional lives could be saved;
•    Over 61, 000 additional patients could be complication free;
•    Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
•    The average patient stay would decrease by half a day;
•    Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days;
•    Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.

The Truven study found that if the same standards were applied to all inpatient care, the impact would be even greater.
“To be recognized for the ninth time by Truven as one of the top hospitals in the country is a tribute to our physicians, nurses and associates who provide our patients with the high quality care they deserve,” says Joseph Hurshe, FACHE, president, Providence-Providence Park Hospital.
The Truven 100 Top Hospitals is a comprehensive, academically driven study. It evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,740 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 & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics, and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies, and policymakers the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights.

About Ascension Michigan
In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 27,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $250 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Michigan for over 170 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit

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