Butler Memorial Hospital Ranked Amongst Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

butlerFor a third year, Butler Health System’s flagship, Butler Memorial Hospital, is recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM, formerly Truven Health Analytics®.

This honor acknowledges Butler Health System’s unwavering commitment to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients. The award is based on quality of inpatient and extended care, operational efficiency, financial health, and customer experience. BHS is proud to be recognized as a model provider and a local leader.

In addition, Butler Memorial Hospital was one of only 13 of the 100 Top Hospitals nationwide to also be selected as an Everest Award winner. Being a part of the elite Everest Award list means that leadership, medical staff and employees worked tirelessly to simultaneously set the national benchmark for both balanced excellence in a single year, as well as greatest improvement over five consecutive years.

“BHS is incredibly honored to receive these prestigious awards. Hospitals do not apply for the 100 Top Hospitals designation. This recognizes the year after year efforts by our 400 doctors and 2500 employees to provide and improve upon the very best care to patients,” said Ken DeFurio, BHS President & CEO. “The Watson Health award measures publicly available data across many areas of hospital performance, and to be recognized as a member of this elite group of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation validates the results that we strive for every day.”

Chosen from nearly 2,840 hospitals nationwide, BHS is one of only six hospitals in the state chosen as a 100 Top Hospital and the only provider in the state to receive the Everest award. IBM Watson HealthTM uses public data-driven analytics to evaluate how a hospital performs on cost and quality of healthcare.

Based on 2018 research conducted by IBM Watson Health, 100 Top Hospitals winners, demonstrate that quality care and operational efficiency can often be achieved simultaneously.

These projections indicate that if the new national benchmarks of high performance established by 2018 winners were achieved by all hospitals in the U.S., the following would be true:

  • More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved in-hospital.
  • Over 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • Over $4.4 billion in inpatient cost.

To learn more about the Butler Health System, visit their website at www.butlerhealthsystem.org.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.



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