ETMC Tyler has been named as one of the 2005 100 Top Hospitals® in the nation in an annual study that identifies top achievers in the healthcare industry.
The annual study, titled“100 Top Hospitals®-National Benchmarks for Success,” identifies hospitals that have higher survival rates, lower complication rates and lower expenses than their peers. ETMC Tyler is the only hospital in
This is the fourth time ETMC has made the list. Previous wins were in 1997, 1998 and 2003. The complete report is on-line at www.100tophospitals.com and will be featured in Modern Healthcare magazine.
Solucient also recognized ETMC as a Best of the 100 Top Benchmark Hospitals for making the list four times. Solucient points out to achieve that accomplishment over a number of years indicates a higher level of management excellence and consistency.
“Several years ago, ETMC management and employees set a high goal for our organization – to create a standard of health care in
unprecedented excellence in delivering high-quality, cost-efficient health care to the people of our region.”
Ellis said the “100 Top Hospitals®” study is distinctive because it is based solely on objective, quantitative data that are consistent and complete across the
The statistical nature of the study ensures that the analysis is objective, he added.
Among the key findings:
Hospitals were compared according to other hospitals of similar size and ranked based on their performance on key measures relative to other hospitals in the group. Those key measures included risk-adjusted mortality, risk adjusted
complications, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash flow to total debt ratio, growth in percent of community served, tangible assets per adjusted discharge and coding specificity.
The 13th edition of Solucient’s 100 Top Hospitals®: Benchmarks for Success study analyzed acute care hospitals in five classes with the following number of winners in each:
· Major Teaching: 15 winners
· Teaching: 25 winners
· Large Community: 250+ Beds- 20 winners
· Medium Community: 100 to 249 Beds- 20 winners
· Small Community: 25 to 99 beds- 20 winners
ETMC was included within the large community category.
Robert B. Evans, ETMC Tyler Administrator/CEO, says, “It’s gratifying to see this recognition of our institution and our employees who work hard to provide clinical excellence,” Evans said. "It's also important to note that any hospital is only as good as its physicians, and this award is a reflection of the outstanding medical staff we are so fortunate to have at ETMC Tyler."
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