Middlesex Named Among Top 100 U.S. Hospitals
Middlesex Hospital has once again been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, according to the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study. Recognized in the medium-size community hospital class, Middlesex Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut to be named to the top 100 hospitals list this year, as it was in 2007, 2008 and 2009. It is one of only 60 community hospitals in the country to earn the designation this year.
“This is an extraordinary achievement for Middlesex Hospital. It clearly illustrates the talent and dedication of our Board members, physicians, employees, volunteers and community members, who are all committed to ensuring the highest standards for patient care,” said Hospital President and CEO, Vincent G. Capece, Jr.
The study recognizes U.S. hospitals that demonstrate superior clinical, operational and financial performance. The hospitals on this list are credited with taking the lead in establishing new national benchmarks for survival, increased safety, “complication-free” care, and overall hospital operational performance, all while maintaining financial stability. This study is an objective review of performance data provided to the federal government and other public data sources.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated almost 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used 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.
Using a balanced scorecard approach, the study scored hospitals according to a variety of key, organization-wide measures, including: mortality, complications, patient safety and readmission rates (risk adjusted); severity-adjusted average length of stay; profitability and HCAHPS score (patient rating of overall hospital performance), among others.
For more information about the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study, go to www.100tophospitals.com.