For a second time, West Anaheim Medical Center in Orange County, California, has been named a Top 100 hospital in the Nation by Thomson Reuters. This prestigious award is given for high-quality patient outcomes and improved efficiencies.
The announcement follows similar recognitions for Prime Healthcare Services‘ (PHS) hospitals in prior years. Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, and Montclair Hospital Medical Center in Montclair, have both been named Top 100 Hospitals while PHS has also been recognized as a Top Healthcare System in the Nation, as well as the Top Healthcare System in California.
West Anaheim Medical Center was the only California hospital recognized in its category (25–99 acute-care beds) to be recognized. The study noted that it was the smaller hospitals like West Anaheim that had some of the best patient outcomes (lowest mortality and complications rates, and best patient safety), combined with good efficiencies like the shortest average length of stay and lowest expenses. In addition, the 100 Top Hospital winners performed significantly better than non-winners in two core measures of outpatient care concerning antibiotic use.
The study also evaluated hospitals on measures of overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. Winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency. 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.
*Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year.
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