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Virginia Hospital Center Named One of the America's 100 Top Hospitals – for the third year in a row

Only hospital in the Virginia, Washington, DC and Baltimore region to be honored this year


For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
tel: 703.558.6595

Arlington, VA | April 2, 2015 – Virginia Hospital Center, for a remarkable third year, has been named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™. In addition, Virginia Hospital Center is the only hospital in the Virginia, Washington, DC and Baltimore region to be honored this year.

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

“Our Board members, physicians, staff, volunteers, and donors share one common interest and focus – putting the patient first. To receive this distinction once again is a reflection of their exceptional dedication to providing the highest quality clinical care,” said James B. Cole, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to the community for their continued support and strive every day, on their behalf, To Be the Best Health System.”

Virginia Hospital Center was also named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics™ for the second year in a row.

“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

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.


About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine our deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, we have major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. Advantage Suite, Micromedex, ActionOI, MarketScan, and 100 Top Hospitals are registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics.

About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 70 years and was again named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. The Hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is a 342-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility, and it is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information on Virginia Hospital Center Health System, please visit www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.


 
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