Genesis Health System has been designated among the top 20 percent of health systems analyzed by Truven Health Analytics for quality of patient care, safety of patient care and patient outcomes.
Genesis Health System was recognized for the second consecutive year in the category for health systems with less than $750 million in total operating expenses.
The Truven Health Analytics annual study reviewed clinical outcomes of health systems across the country and picked a top 15 based on a composite score of nine measures. In addition to the top five nationally in large, medium and small health systems, Truven recognized the top quintile in each category.
Truven reports that this year's top systems had better survival rates; fewer patient complications; better long-term outcomes; better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards; and, shorter hospital stays.
"The most important message from this recognition is what it means to our patients and community,'' said Doug Cropper, President and CEO, Genesis Health System. "Truven’s independent evaluation tells the patients Genesis serves that we deliver safe, high-quality patient care with outcomes better than the majority of our peers.''
Since 1993, the annual Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective data and research to identify the best hospitals and health systems in the nation, and guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply for consideration, and winners do not pay to market their honor.
A total of 338 health systems were considered in the annual study.