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100 Top Hospitals

An Exceptional Achievement 

BEVERLY, Mass. (March 3, 2015) - Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals were this week named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the seventh time the organization has been recognized with this honor.

"We are extremely pleased to be included among Truven Health's 100 Top Hospitals in the United States," said Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals CEO Philip M. Cormier. "This recognition demonstrates our ability to deliver safe, high quality and efficient care close to home, while always remaining innovative and forward-thinking. This award is an acknowledgment of the strength of Lahey Health and the coordination of care and resources across our entire system."

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze 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 reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 2, 2015, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

"This year's 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow - consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. "The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients."

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

126,471 additional lives could be saved 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved The average patient stay would decrease by half a day Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

To learn more about what separates Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals from other community hospitals, visit www.beverlyhospital.org, follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.

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Visit Truven's website to learn more about the research that goes into the 100 Top Hospitals award.