Congratulations to Sycamore Medical Center, which was once again named one of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals. Formerly known as Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the US based on a balanced scorecard using publicly available data for clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics.
This is the 10th time that Sycamore has received the award–and the fifth consecutive year.
“This is a great honor to be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital,” says Walter Sackett, president of Sycamore Medical Center. “The real winners are the patients who are served by our dedicated volunteers, physicians, and staff. It truly is a testament to our people who strive for excellence day in and day out.”
The study shows that if all hospitals in the US performed at the level of Sycamore and other winning hospitals:
- More than 103,000 additional lives could be saved
- More than 38,000 additional patients could be complication free
- More than $8.2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
- Approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
Overall, the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study found that the top-performing hospitals in the country achieved better risk-adjusted outcomes while maintaining a lower average cost per patient and higher profit margin than peer group hospitals that were part of the study. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.