GMC was one of four
“This award by Thomson Reuters recognizes our clinical excellence and patient safety record, as well as our ability to deliver top-notch care at affordable costs,” said Albert Bothe, M.D., GMC Chief Medical Officer and Geisinger Health System’s Chief Quality Officer. “It is well-known that national award-winners have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free and achieve higher patient satisfaction levels, while maintaining financial stability. That is a significant achievement, and to be listed among the likes of Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt and Cleveland Clinic is truly an honor.”
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study is based on the 100 Top Hospitals National Balanced Scorecard that evaluates performance in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
“This year’s study magnified the value that 100
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals utilizing 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.
“An honor of this kind demonstrates GMC’s commitment to excellence, and we could not have achieved this without the dedication of our physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, support staff and other employees,” said Lynn Miller, Chief Administrative Officer, GMC. “As the only major teaching hospital in the state to be listed among the country’s best, residents in surrounding communities can take comfort that this quality care is so close to home.”
Last year, GMC was named to the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success list, which annually identifies high-performing cardiovascular hospitals nationally and sets performance targets for managing and improving cardiovascular services. That honor was the fourth time GMC was recognized by Thomson Reuters for cardiovascular care.
About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is a $2.1 billion integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including advanced medical home and ProvenCare ("warranty") program. The system serves more than 2.3 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern