Friday, April 20, 2012

UPMC Hamot Earns 100 Top Hospitals Award for the Sixth Time

– Kane Community Hospital is proud to announce that UPMC Hamot has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters for the sixth time. Thomson Reuters recently released a study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. UPMC Hamot is the only hospital in the region to earn this prestigious designation. 

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information - 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 website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated at UPMC Hamot and at other 100 Top facilities:

  • More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
  • If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.

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