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Northwestern Memorial Honored as one of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

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March 29, 2011

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One of only six facilities in nation recognized for its performance with the Everest Award

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as being among the nation’s 100 top hospitals for 2010. The hospital was also one of only six facilities nationwide and the only in Illinois to receive the Everest Award, a recognition that honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.

The 100 Top Hospitals list is compiled based on results of the annual Thomson Reuters National Benchmarks study which evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organization performance including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status. Northwestern Memorial was amongst 25 major teaching hospitals nationwide to make the list.

According to Thomson Reuters, if all hospitals performed at the same level as the 100 top hospitals award winners:

Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year
More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually
The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462

Thomson Reuters evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information - Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data set.

For a full list of the award winners, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/top-national-hospitals/



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Last UpdateMarch 29, 2011