Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield, part of St. John Providence and Ascension Michigan, is once again 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 healthcare information and research.
The recognition from Truven Health Analytics™ recognizes hospitals that achieve or exceed national benchmark scores for hospital-wide performance. This is the eighth time Providence has been recognized by Truven as a top major teaching hospital. The study found that the top-performing hospitals in the country were able to improve outcomes while reducing overall expense per patient. This was the first time in the study's 23-year history that a notable trend toward reduced expense per patient was observed among the majority of top-performing hospitals.
"It is a great honor for Providence to be recognized as a Truven Health Top 100 Hospital," said Michael Wiemann, MD, President, Providence-Providence Park Hospital. "This is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon a hospital and we are particularly gratified to be named to this elite list for the eighth time. I am extremely proud of our physicians and associates who provide such great care and outcomes for our patients that we continue to merit this recognition year-after-year."
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals 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.