Virginia Hospital Center has been selected as a 100 Top Hospital – again
For Immediate Release
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA (March 12, 2014) – For an incredible second year in a row, Virginia Hospital Center has been named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, a leading national provider of unbiased healthcare data. Of the nearly 3,000 hospitals evaluated, we are one of only two in the Virginia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore region to be named to the top 100.
“We are truly honored to be in this elite group and our selection further confirms our place as a national healthcare leader for clinical excellence and outstanding patient experience. This achievement, combined with our recent Magnet designation for nursing excellence, demonstrates to our community we are constantly striving To Be the Best Hospital,” said James B. Cole, President & CEO of Virginia Hospital Center.
The 100 Top Hospitals award is distinct from other national “top” or “best” lists because hospitals do not apply for it and winners do not have to purchase the right to promote the award. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance in 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.
“Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value — hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction, and lower cost. The 100 Top Hospitals have been objectively proven to provide high value, and the majority of them have demonstrated year-over-year increased value, as well,” said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics Senior Vice President, 100 Top Hospitals Programs. “The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal 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 and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.
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 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
- $5.4 billion could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit www.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, D.C. metropolitan area for 70 years and recently was named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. These selections are based completely on objective, public data that measures performance excellence in clinical quality care, patient safety, patient perception of care, operational efficiency and financial stability. Virginia Hospital Center, designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 342-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health, Neuroscience/Stroke, Oncology, Orthopedics (Total Joint Replacement Services), Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Rehab, Wound Healing a& Hyperbaric, Emergency Services, Women & Infant Health and Urology. For more information, please visit www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.