Evergreen Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters
Evergreen, AL – March 31, 2010 – Evergreen Medical Center was, this week, named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency. This is the first time EMChas been recognized with this honor.
“EMC is very excited about being recognized as a 100 Top Hospital. It is the result of many years of carefully executed strategic plans and dedication to our core values. The community of Evergreen can always count on EMC to be a well managed major employer that will continue to invest in new services and technology to improve the patient experience,” states Bob Humphrey, Administrator.
Evergreen Medical Center is a privately-owned 44-bed acute care hospital. Owned and operated by the McKenzie Family since 1977, the hospital’s mission is to be committed to delivering quality healthcare in an atmosphere of compassion, sensitivity, and respect meeting the needs and expectations of the individual, family, and community. The facility provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, home health and hospice, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, surgery, and wellness. For more information on EMC, visit the hospital’s website at www.evergreenmedical.org.
The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 2,926 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in 10 areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.
The winning hospitals were announced in the March 29 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
“The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in these 100 Top Hospitals award winners:
- More than 98,000 additional patients would survive each year.
- Nearly 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
- Expenses would decline by an aggregate $5.5 billion a year.
- The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.