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Published on April 25, 2018

Asante Named a 15 Top Health System in the Nation Six Years in a Row

The only health system in Oregon, Washington and California to achieve this awardWatson Health 15 Top Health Systems 2018

Asante has been named one of Watson Health’s 15 Top Health Systems in the Nation — again. This prestigious recognition marks the sixth consecutive year for Asante, which includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.

“This award is truly about our patients. It’s a reflection of the care and experience we provide to every person, every time,” said Roy Vinyard, President and CEO of Asante. “This recognition is something that only two health systems in the country have achieved for six consecutive years, which is truly remarkable.”

This year’s study evaluated 338 health systems and 2,422 member hospitals across the nation to identify the 15 health systems with the highest overall achievement on five performance measures: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience.

“What’s meaningful about this recognition is that it’s reflective of our efforts across all three of our hospitals,” said Scott Kelly, Asante’s Chief Operating Officer. “Every single employee and volunteer in our organization, and every one of our independent partners play an important role in providing our patients with an outstanding experience.”

Watson Health’s 15 Top Health Systems is not an award hospitals apply or pay for. This honor is only achieved by the best in health care. They’ve been objectively proven to provide the highest value to their communities.

“This is one of the most significant indicators of quality available in the health care industry,” said Jamie Grebosky, MD, Asante’s Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. “We continually evaluate our processes, and in many cases, develop our own best practices to ensure the highest level of patient care.”

Based on the results of the study, this year’s hospitals in the 15 Top health systems had, on average:

  • Fewer in-hospital deaths (14.6 percent)
  • Fewer complications and infections (17.3 percent and 16.2 percent, respectively)
  • Shorter hospital length of stay (one half-day)
  • Shorter emergency department wait times (40 minutes shorter per patient)
  • Higher patient satisfaction as measured by HCAHPS (2.3 percent higher)

There are five health system winners in three groups — small, medium and large — categorized on their annual operating expenses. With operating revenue just under $900 million, Asante is currently ranked in the top five of the small health system category.

To see the full list of this year’s winners, click here.


Asante is a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit organization with more than 5,700 employees who provide comprehensive medical care to nearly 600,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Asante Physician Partners, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.

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As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.