Asante named a 15 Top Health System in the nation eight years in a row - Asante

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Published on June 30, 2020

Asante named a 15 Top Health System in the nation eight years in a row

The only health system in Oregon and Washington to achieve this award

For the eighth year in a row, Asante has been named one of IBM Watson Health’s 15 Top Health Systems in the nation. This is a remarkable achievement, with no other health system in Oregon or Washington receiving this level of recognition.

“Every employee, provider, volunteer and board member throughout Asante has gone to incredible lengths to make sure our patients receive the best care possible, and this award honors them,” said Scott Kelly, Asante president and CEO. “I am truly inspired by the work they do every day, especially now under very stressful conditions, to ensure the safety of our patients while continuing to provide the quality medical care Asante is known for.”

This year’s study evaluated 332 health systems and 2,492 hospitals across the nation to identify the top 15 health systems with the highest overall achievement in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience.

“This recognition demonstrates Asante’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time,” said Jamie Grebosky, MD, Asante’s senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer. “We relentlessly focus our efforts on process improvements, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while keeping costs competitive for our patients.”

Compared with Asante’s peer health systems, the hospitals included on the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list had:

  • Lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications

  • Fewer hospital-acquired infections

  • Higher influenza immunization rates

  • Lower 30-day readmission rates

  • Shorter lengths of stay

  • Faster emergency care

  • Higher patient rating scores

  • Lower episode-of-care expenses

IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. To see the full list of winners, click here.

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