Rose Medical Center
March 06, 2018



Rose Medical Center
Julie Hogan, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
Office: 303.320.2694; Mobile: 303.408.8039

IBM Watson Health
Brian Erni , J. Roderick Public Relations
Office: 631.584.2200

Rose Medical Center Named Among the Nation's 100 Top
Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for 11th Time

Denver, Colo. – March 6, 2018 – This week, Rose Medical Center was again named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals®, this 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 11th time Rose Medical Center has received this prestigious designation.

“It is a true privilege to once again be recognized among the nation’s top 100 hospitals,” said Ryan Tobin, president & chief executive officer, Rose Medical Center. “This honor belongs to our entire team of physicians, nurses, techs and support staff who work so diligently every day to provide the excellent care as well as continually improve our practices and service to our patients. We thank IBM Watson Health for the recognition of their efforts.”

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

Based on the results of this year’s study, IBM Watson Health extrapolates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • More than $4.4 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
  • Approximately 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days;

“The country’s best hospitals have proven that an unrelenting focus on quality, supported by constant measurement against peer performance benchmarks, can drive improved outcomes while reducing costs and growing profit margins,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health. “Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 5th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at

About IBM Watson Health

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 healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. Learn more at