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100 Top Hospitals 2012

100 Top Hospitals - 2012

Magazine
Web-exclusive: Among the best at heart | Continuous improvement helps organizations make Truven Health's annual list of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
By Linda Wilson | September 29, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Located in rural western Montana, in a valley of the Rocky Mountains known more for fly fishing than medicine, sits the unexpected: a top cardiovascular hospital.
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Pack mentality | Reports look at performance, disparities
By David Burda | June 16, 2012
Swim with a friend. Never go hiking alone. There's safety in numbers. Travel with a group. All are expressions we've heard since our parents thought we were old enough to understand. What we didn't know then was that the same principles apply in healthcare delivery.
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Dedicated to innovation
By Jean Chenoweth | June 16, 2012
This year, I have the privilege of introducing you to Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. With the support of Veritas Capital, our new owner, Truven Health Analytics is dedicated to the same mission and standards of excellence to provide objective,...
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The buddy system | Leveraging a partnership improves hospitals' quality, lowers costs: report
By Beth Kutscher | June 16, 2012
Acquisition activity has reached a fever pitch, motivated in large part by healthcare reform and economic uncertainty. But what has long been a clear business case for consolidation may also be among best practices for clinical outcomes.
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Race as a risk factor | Higher mortality rates seen for white patients, but readmissions higher for minorities, report finds
By Linda Wilson | June 16, 2012
Race plays a role in how patients fare on some of the outcome measures included in Medicare's pay-for-performance programs.
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Making progress | Life-expectancy gap between races decreasing
By Patrick Smith | June 16, 2012
While black males still live five-and-a-half years less than their white counterparts on average, a study shows that in the past decade, the U.S. has made unprecedented progress in decreasing the life-expectancy gap between blacks and whites.
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At the top tier | Clinical quality-improvement programs among efforts helping organizations place among the annual 100 Top Hospitals roster
By Linda Wilson | April 14, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Readmissions at an inpatient heart-failure unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas plummeted to 7% from 29% in nine months.
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A systematic approach to quality improvement | A look at successes, strategies behind some of the Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems
By Rebecca Vesely | January 14, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
About a decade ago, the board of directors of Tanner Health System in Carrollton, Ga., decided to make an absolute commitment to patient satisfaction and quality. That commitment has gotten results, with the three-hospital system for the first time being named among Thomson Reuters' 15 Top Health...
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