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Published on April 27, 2021

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

Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems 2021Asante has been named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list, recognizing the top performing health systems in the nation. This is the ninth year in a row that Asante has achieved this remarkable honor.

“This past year has brought unique challenges. Our employees, nurses, medical staff, leadership and volunteers have met those challenges with great resilience,” said Scott Kelly, Asante president and CEO. “This award recognizes their hard work and ingenuity to find new ways to provide safe, great care that supports our patients and community.”

This year’s study evaluated 324 health systems and 2,522 hospitals across the nation. The annual list identifies the top 15 health systems with the highest overall achievement in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience.

“The commitment of our clinicians and caregivers to drive best practices to deliver safe, quality care was intensified by the pandemic,” said Jamie Grebosky, MD, Asante’s senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Asante will continue to evolve to meet new challenges and to embrace opportunities for best practices that benefit our patients.”

IBM Watson Health established the 15 top list to identify performance benchmarks that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.

The organizations included on the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list reported:

  • Lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, considering patient severity
  • Care that resulted in fewer health-care-associated infections
  • Lower 30-day readmission rates
  • Shorter lengths of stay
  • Faster emergency care
  • Higher scores on patient ratings of their overall hospital experience
  • 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. Visit for the complete list of winners and more information.

Reviewed by Lauren Van Sickle on April 23, 2021

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