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100 Top Hospitals 2009

100 Top Hospitals - 2009

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A systematic approach | New study looks at what drives top performance in clinical quality, efficiency at systems
By Linda Wilson | August 10, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two closely watched dots on the radar screen at HealthEast Care System this year are blood clots and bleeding complications. The two are related, of course. Patients at risk of developing blood clots while in the hospital are often given blood thinners, namely heparin and warfarin. But dosages of...
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The bottom line on happiness
By Jean DerGurahian | June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
While the CMS and hospitals continue to sharpen their focus on high patient-satisfaction scores, new research indicates there isn’t any correlation between how happy patients are and a hospital’s expenses and profitability, or mortality and complication rates.
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Finding satisfaction | Sorting out how patients rate hospitals
June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Money can’t buy you love. But can love buy you money? Maybe. But not in healthcare. Welcome to Modern Healthcare’s ninth annual
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Charting success | New tool helps plot quality journey
June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study has been a 16-year journey to build a national balanced score card. The journey has been highlighted by annual improvement in methodologies and measures. The latest innovation—introduction of the 100 Top Hospitals Performance Matrix—is a major step...
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Small details, big impact | Providers find little things can make big difference in patient satisfaction
By Linda Wilson | June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
At Gundersen Lutheran Health System, the culprits behind a nighttime noise problem were not things that go bump in the night but rather things that go beep.
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News
The bottom line on happiness
By Jean DerGurahian | June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
While the CMS and hospitals continue to sharpen their focus on high patient-satisfaction scores, new research indicates there isn’t any correlation between how happy patients are and a hospital’s expenses and profitability, or mortality and complication rates.
FULL STORY »
 

News
Finding satisfaction | Sorting out how patients rate hospitals
June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Money can’t buy you love. But can love buy you money? Maybe. But not in healthcare. Welcome to Modern Healthcare’s ninth annual
FULL STORY »
 

News
Charting success | New tool helps plot quality journey
June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study has been a 16-year journey to build a national balanced score card. The journey has been highlighted by annual improvement in methodologies and measures. The latest innovation—introduction of the 100 Top Hospitals Performance Matrix—is a major step...
FULL STORY »
 

News
Small details, big impact | Providers find little things can make big difference in patient satisfaction
By Linda Wilson | June 01, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
At Gundersen Lutheran Health System, the culprits behind a nighttime noise problem were not things that go bump in the night but rather things that go beep.
FULL STORY »
 

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100 Top Hospitals: A repeat performance | This year’s roster of the 100 Top Hospitals includes 79 standout facilities that have made the list more than once
By Linda Wilson | March 30, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Administrators at Silver Cross Hospital are so serious about pleasing patients that in 2008 they refused to sign a contract with a new neurosurgeon who wouldn’t agree to maintain a patient-satisfaction score that was at least in the 50th percentile nationally. Physicians at 245-bed Silver Cross in...
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100 Top Hospitals list
March 30, 2009
A Special Feature on Thomson Reuters' ranking of the 100 best hospitals from 2008. Hospitals are ranked by size in two categories: teaching and community. Source: Thomson Reuters. Published March 30, 2009. This list includes the following data points:
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