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Published on March 03, 2014

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center was named today as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

It is the only hospital in Oregon and Washington to earn this distinction and it is the second time the hospital has been recognized by Truven as a 100 Top hospital, with the other achievement coming in 1994.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals,” said Scott Kelly, CEO of Asante Rogue Regional.  “It means our patients are receiving some of the best care in the nation. This is a testament to the superior care and service our employees and medical staff provide to our patients and visitors each and every day.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.

“Independent measuring of performance makes comparisons meaningful,” said Kelly, “and this award continues to show Asante Rogue Regional’s quality and why it is the healthcare leader in the region.”

Kelly pointed to other quality achievements by Asante Rogue Regional. It earned the iVantage 2013 HealthStrong Top 100 Hospital award in 2013 and its heart and vascular program earned a Platinum Performance Achievement Award in Coronary Artery Disease from the American College of Cardiology ACTION Registry in 2014. It was the only hospital in Oregon to receive the Clinical Excellence award from Healthgrades in 2014, and Healthgrades ranked Asante Rogue Regional among the Best in Oregon for Overall Orthopedic Services; as one of the 100 Best Hospitals in the nation for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement in 2013 and 2014; and 5-Star recognition in prostate surgery in 2014. The hospital is the only DNV-certified primary stroke center in the region, and it is one of only three Oregon hospitals to receive a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence in intensive and  cardiac critical care.

The recognitions of Asante Rogue Regional are driven by Asante’s system-wide commitment to excellence, as shown by its 15-Top Health Systems award from Truven in 2013, and 5-Star recognitions of Asante Three Rivers Medical Center for orthopedic and heart attack care by Healthgrades in 2013 and 2014.

For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow--consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • More than $5.4 billion could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.

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