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Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Named One of Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®
Posted: 3/2/2015

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time since opening in 2003. Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

“To be recognized as a five-time award winner for this prestigious honor is truly remarkable for our community hospital,” said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. “Celebrating this success comes at a great time as we look to break ground on a major capital expansion this summer to increase capacity for inpatient, emergency, maternity and pediatric services. At Sacred Heart Health System, we are honored to continually raise the bar for healthcare in our region.”

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 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. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast was also recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, quality 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. The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3 edition of “Modern Healthcare” magazine.

Sacred Heart is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S.

“The success and achievements of Ascension facilities recognized by Truven reflect the strength and commitment of our entire ministry as we create a more fully integrated national health ministry, which serves to improve our ability to learn from and support each other,” said Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH, President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Health.

Truven Health estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • Nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved.

  • Nearly 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free.

  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.

  • The typical patient could be released from the hospital half a day sooner.

  • Episode-of-illness expense would be two percent lower than the peer median.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com. For more information about Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.

About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida’s leading provider of high-quality health care to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola that includes the region’s only Children’s Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network and a Heart & Vascular Institute. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 58-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital, in Port St. Joe, and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org.

Ascension
Sacred Heart is a member of Ascension (www.ascension.org), a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering person-centered care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In FY2014, Ascension provided $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 23 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.



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