April 1, 2010 - Three BJC Hospitals Make Thomson Reuters List of 100 Top Hospitals
Three BJC hospitals placed among the top 100 U.S. hospitals in the most recent Thomson Reuters annual quantitative study, based on overall organizational performance. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, and Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Missouri, are recognized in the large community hospital category. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Charles County is recognized in the small community hospital division.
“We are pleased that three of our community hospitals achieved this national recognition for hospital performance, including Missouri Baptist for the second year,” says Sandra Van Trease, BJC group president. “It is rewarding to see the diligent efforts and dedication of our staff, physicians and leadership rank in a national benchmarking survey.”
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmarks study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia. The study, conducted annually since 1993, evaluates hospitals against similar hospitals in size and teaching status.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,926 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals using public information sources: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data set.