Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 2017
The only Oregon hospital to achieve this prestigious designation
For the fourth year in a row and the fifth time overall, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of analytics to improve the affordability and quality of health care. Asante Rogue Regional is the only hospital in Oregon, and among the select 100 out of 2,740 hospitals nationwide to be recognized.
“We are incredibly honored to again be named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation,” said Scott Kelly, the hospital’s CEO and executive vice president of Asante. “Our community expects us to deliver exceptional care, and that responsibility inspires us to uphold and sustain outstanding results.”
For this award, Truven evaluated 11 areas of clinical and operational performance in 2015. “Asante Rogue Regional’s medical staff, employees, volunteers and board leaders continue to meet the highest national benchmarks in the U.S. in terms of patient care, patient satisfaction and financial health,” said Dr. Jamie Grebosky, Asante’s chief quality and patient safety officer. “Our caregivers and leaders have invested extensive time and effort into developing clinical protocols and processes that ensure our patients get the best care.”
“As a regional health care provider in this community and the area’s largest employer, we know high quality patient care, operational efficiency and sustainable financial health must be at the center of everything we do and every decision we make,” added Kelly.
In 2016, Asante Rogue Regional staff members cared for 16,394 inpatients; 49,458 emergency patients, 329 neonatal intensive care patients and delivered 1,714 babies.
The Truven study projects that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
- Nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Over 61,000 additional patients could be free of complications.
- Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
- Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.
- Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.
The national hospital benchmarks that Truven analyzed include: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems score (patient rating of overall hospital performance).
The study has been conducted annually since 1993. More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals is available at 100tophospitals.com.