Banner recognized as national leader for clinical care
Banner Health has been named as a Top Five Health System in the nation based on clinical excellence by Thomson Reuters in its annual hospital system ratings published by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Banner is the only health care system in the state of Arizona to receive this award and one of two health systems in Colorado (another health system received this award for Top Five Small Health Systems).
As a Top Five Large Health System, Banner was recognized for:
- superior survival rates
- fewer patient complications
- better long-term outcomes
- better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards
- shorter hospital stays
- higher patient-satisfaction scores.
Another key distinguishing factor was our use of information technologies to implement electronic medical records (EMR) at every Banner facility.
"In addition to our clinical excellence accomplishments, our recent partnerships with Aetna, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente and the announcement that Banner Health will be a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, as well as our Top Leadership Team in Healthcare award, are compelling examples of industry leadership," said Peter S. Fine, president and chief executive officer. "We are being recognized as national leaders who are making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care."