THOMSON REUTERS: HEALTH ALLIANCE IN TOP 10
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Cincinnati, OH - After studying and analyzing the quality and efficiency of 252 health systems, Thomson Reuters announced this morning that the Health Alliance is one of the top 10 health systems in the United States for clinical quality and efficiency. The Health Alliance's ranking will appear in the inaugural edition of Thomson Reuters - 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Quality/Efficiency Benchmarks Study. You can read more about the study and its methodology here.
To establish the Health Alliance's ranking, Thomson Reuters used the two most recent years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data and CMS Hospital Compare data to assess the clinical quality and efficiency of the Health Alliance's hospitals. Apart from establishing the Health Alliance's ranking, the study also concluded that the top health systems, including the Health Alliance, are providing higher quality care with fewer mortalities and patient complications, and better adherence to patient safety standards and core measures of care. The top health systems are also treating patients more efficiently with substantially shorter patient stays. In response to today's announcement, Ken Hanover, President and CEO of the Health Alliance, stated the following:
"This is a significant accomplishment for our organization and would not have been achieved without a highly talented workforce that is deeply committed to providing our patients the best care possible. I am absolutely delighted that we can state that the Health Alliance sets the standard for patient care and stands as a national benchmark in the areas of clinical quality and efficiency."
About the Health Alliance
The Health Alliance, a partnership of Cincinnati's leading hospitals, includes University Hospital, Cincinnati's only academic medical center; The Jewish Hospital, the first Jewish hospital in the United States; Fort Hamilton Hospital, the City of Hamilton's only hospital and largest employer; Drake Center, Ohio's largest specialized medical and rehabilitative care hospital; West Chester Medical Center, Cincinnati's newest hospital; and Alliance Primary Care, the region's largest network of primary care physicians. The hospitals and clinical programs of the Health Alliance have consistently received national recognition by several health care rating organizations and publications, including HealthGrades and U.S. News & World Report.