April 17, 2012
UPMC Hamot Ranks Among 100 Top Hospitals for the Sixth Time!
On April 16, UPMC Hamot learned that Thomson Reuters named the organization a 100 Top Hospital for the sixth time!
The ranking is based on Thomson Reuters’ annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.
“This designation is once again proof that our dedicated UPMC Hamot team of extraordinary and compassionate caregivers continues to deliver consistent care that exceeds the highest quality standards,” President and CEO John Malone said. “Citizens of the region can rest assured knowing that they can continue to receive high-quality care at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation, right here in Erie, right here at UPMC Hamot."
The winners are divided into the following categories: major teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals, large community hospitals, medium community hospitals, and small community hospitals. UPMC Hamot appears in the teaching hospitals category.
Besides UPMC Hamot, just three other Pennsylvania hospitals appear in this category: Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, and Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal 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. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com.