HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese Named One Of The Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals By Truven Health Analytics

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The hospital also received Truven’s Everest Award, which honors the top hospitals nationwide that achieve the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.

“The 2016 100 Top Hospitals award winners represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “Hospitals in three out of the five report groups actually reduced overall expense year over year, while improving patient outcomes – exactly the results that the entire industry hopes to attain.”

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

More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved.

Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free.

$2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.

The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

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 measuring 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 third consecutive year that HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese has been recognized with this honor.

“Being named once again as a 100 Top Hospital, with the added distinction of the Everest Award, is a great honor and a reflection of the quality of care we provide,” said Paulette Evans, the hospital’s President and CEO. “Our colleagues practice patient-centered care — a focused, deliberate attention to the patient’s needs, whether clinical or spiritual. While high standards of quality are uniformly applied to all patients, each patient receives personal care that is respectful of the individual’s preferences and values.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. 100 Top Hospitals researchers use risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the CMS Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The winning hospitals were announced in the February 28, 2016, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.

For more information on HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese, go to www.stjoebreese.com.