Rose Medical Center April 02, 2019

Hospital Also Among 15 Nationally to Earn the Everest Award

Rose Medical Center has been selected one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This is the twelfth year that Rose Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.

Rose also was among an elite group of Everest Award winners within the top hospital honorees. Nationally, only 15 hospitals received the Everest Award honor, which recognizes those who rank among the top for rate of improvement during a five-year period.

"Our team of physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff work diligently day in and day out to maintain the level of excellence patients have come to expect from Rose," said Ryan Tobin, president and chief executive officer. "The Rose team is continually working together to find ways to improve practices and the patient experience. It is a privilege to be recognized by IBM Watson Health for not only the quality of care at Rose, but also our efforts to continually improve."

At a time when research shows that the U.S. spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as other high-income countries, yet still has poorer population health outcomes, the 100 Top Hospitals are bucking the trend by delivering consistently better care at a lower cost.

Ekta Punwani, program leader at IBM Watson Health

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 10 clinical and operational areas addressing: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean healthcare-associated infection index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, mean emergency department throughput, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient expense per discharge, adjusted operating profit margin and the HCAHPS score (the patient's rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

Based on the results of this year's study, we extrapolate that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • 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.

"At a time when research shows that the U.S. spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as other high-income countries, yet still has poorer population health outcomes, the 100 Top Hospitals are bucking the trend by delivering consistently better care at a lower cost," said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. "The hospitals on this list represent the current vanguard in value-based care and we applaud their commitment to quality."

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 2019 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world's biggest health care challenges, including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more.