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Banner Boswell named one of 100 Top Hospitals in U.S. by Thomson Reuters

 

SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 16, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

Banner Boswell is the only hospital in Arizona to receive the 2012 honor, and one of only twelve 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award winners. To receive the Everest Award, a hospital must be ranked among the top 100 and have delivered the greatest rate of improvement over five years.

“To receive this recognition is quite an honor and a testament to our dedication to every patient, every time by every member of our team,” said David Cheney, CEO for the nonprofit hospital. “Our physicians, clinical staff, ancillary staff, and volunteers all contribute to an award such as this. And, to be recognized for the Everest distinction means that this team is consistently fulfilling our mission of making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.”

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“This distinction comes on the heels of Banner Health being ranked as one of the Top Five Large Health Systems in the country by Thomson Reuters,” added Cheney. “The current Thomson Reuters recognition underscores the continued contribution of Banner Boswell and Banner Health to our communities.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The winning hospitals were announced in the April 16 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, Thomson Reuters found that if all hospitals performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved. 
  • Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

Thomson Reuters based this analysis on the Medicare patients included in this study. If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com

ABOUT BANNER BOSWELL MEDICAL CENTER
Banner Boswell Medical Center, located at 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City, is a 501-bed campus specializing in neurosciences, heart care, cancer care, stroke care, orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing and emergency care. Supporting Banner Boswell’s mission of excellent patient care is the Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to support the hospital. Banner Boswell is part of nonprofit Banner Health. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Boswell

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