Virginia Hospital Center Is One of America’s 100 Top Hospitals–AGAIN!
Spring-Summer 2014 | Page 3
Any hospital would have reason to celebrate being named one of Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals®. A leading national provider of unbiased healthcare data, Truven Health identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities. Being named a 100 Top Hospital once is a tremendous honor. Being recognized as a 100 Top Hospital two years in a row is a true indication of a hospital’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
Virginia Hospital Center now has achieved that rare level of excellence. The Hospital recently learned that it is a 100 Top Hospital for the second year. Of the nearly 3,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, Virginia Hospital Center is one of only two in the Virginia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore region to be named to the 100 Top Hospitals.
“Winning is especially meaningful in these times of great turbulence and change in the healthcare environment,” said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics Senior Vice President, 100 Top Hospitals Programs. “Maintaining high performance from year to year is a significant achievement. Winning hospitals have to have vision and be innovative.”
Truven Health Analytics also named Virginia Hospital Center to its prestigious list of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® in America for 2014. Only 21 hospitals in the United States have been named to both lists in 2014.
The 100 Top Hospitals award is distinct from other national “top” or “best” lists because hospitals cannot apply for it and winners do not have to buy the right to promote the award.
Better Care at 100 Top Hospitals
This year’s 100 Top Hospitals study® reveals significant differences between award winners and their non-winning peers. Based on the study’s results, if all hospitalized Medicare patients received the same high level of care as those treated in 100 Top Hospitals:
- 165,000 ADDITIONAL LIVES COULD BE SAVED.
- 90,000 ADDITIONAL PATIENTS COULD BE COMPLICATION-FREE.
- $5.4 Billion COULD BE SAVED.
- THE AVERAGE PATIENT STAY WOULD DECREASE BY One-Half Day
Virginia Hospital Center Gets an A in Safety!
How can you know which hospitals are making the grade when it comes to safety? The Leapfrog Group, a highly prestigious, national organization that measures hospital safety, quality and affordability, can help you make an informed decision with its Hospital Safety Score. When you are hospitalized, you deserve to have the safest care possible.
The Hospital Safety Score is a simple A, B, C, D or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients. Virginia Hospital Center’s Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score is an A.*
The goal of the Hospital Safety Score is to reduce the more than 180,000 yearly deaths from hospital errors and injuries by publicly recognizing safety and exposing harm. “Harm” ranges from infections and acquired injuries to medication mix-ups and other errors, some potentially fatal. To develop the score, Leapfrog reviewed data for all general acute care hospitals. Nearly 2,600 hospitals received a score.
*Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, Spring 2014 release
How safe are other area hospitals? Find out at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
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