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Published on July 01, 2022

Asante named a 15 Top Health System in the nation 10 years in a row

The only health system in the country to achieve this milestone.

One of the nation’s top performing health systems is right here in Southern Oregon. For the 10th year in a row, Asante has been named a 15 Top Health System in the nation by Merative (formerly IBM Watson Health).

“This award is incredibly meaningful to our employees and providers who strive every day to make sure our patients get the care they need with the best possible outcomes,” said Scott Kelly, Asante president and CEO.

Merative evaluated the clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience of 349 health systems and 3,206 hospitals that are members of health systems, including major teaching facilities such as Mayo Clinic to small, rural community health systems like Asante.

“Out of all the health systems in the country that were studied, Asante is the only one to achieve and sustain this level of success year after year for a decade,” Kelly said. “That’s truly remarkable given the high standards required to make the list.”

Organizations on the Merative 15 Top Health Systems list had lower inpatient mortality and fewer patient complications; delivered care that resulted in fewer hospital-acquired infections; had lower 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; kept episode-of-care expenses low, both in-hospital through the aftercare process; and scored higher on patient ratings of their overall hospital experience.

“What makes this year’s recognition more impressive is that the metrics used to determine this year’s winners were from 2020, the first year of the pandemic,” said Jamie Grebosky, MD, Asante’s chief medical officer. “Given the unprecedented challenges we faced that year and knowing that we continued to meet or exceeded patient quality and safety standards, speaks volumes to the commitment and dedication of our employees.”

Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry. Organizations do not apply or pay to participate in the study, and award winners do not pay to promote this honor. Visit for the complete list of winners and more information.

Reviewed by Lauren Van Sickle on July 01, 2022

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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.