Lankenau Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, and is one of only five hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive this designation. This is the third time Lankenau Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.
“This award from Truven Health Analytics is a representation of the superior health care the LMC team provides to our patients each day,” says Phil Robinson, President of Lankenau Medical Center. “This designation reflects the dedication and commitment of our physicians and staff who work collaboratively to ensure the quality of our clinical programs and care. Congratulations to the entire Lankenau staff for demonstrating a commitment to excellence.”
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. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 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 acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.
The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
“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 2014 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:
• Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
• Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
• More than $5.4 billion could be saved
• The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked number seven in Pennsylvania and number four in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, is ranked nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, and is high-performing in 11 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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