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Media Contact: Lance Skelly 19 May 2006
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Emory University Hospital Named Among Nation's Top for Performance Improvement
Emory University Hospital has been named one of the nation's top hospitals for performance improvement by Evanston, Ill.-based Solucient, the nation's leading source of healthcare information products.

Emory and its senior management team were recognized for being one of 100 hospitals making the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over five years (2000-2004). These organizations have set national benchmarks for consistent improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency, financial stability and growth.

"This honor is reflective of the outstanding commitment to quality health care, customer service and attention to bottom-line business management pursued each and every day by all members of the Emory University Hospital community," said John Fox, Emory Healthcare CEO.

"While I couldn't be more proud of our leadership and the entire staff for this recognition, it is our patients who ultimately benefit as a result of this ongoing commitment to excellence."

The Solucient study analyzed acute care hospitals nationwide using detailed performance data from years 2000 through 2004, including publicly available Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, Medicare cost reports, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outpatient data. The study looked at all U.S. hospitals licensed to treat Medicare patients. Nine performance measures were examined at each hospital: risk-adjusted mortality and complications, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, growth in patient volume, tangible assets, and risk-adjusted patient safety index. "Five years of steady, well-aligned improvement means that these 100 performance improvement leaders have enormously increased the value they provide to their communities," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, performance improvement and 100 Top programs, Center for Healthcare Improvement at Solucient.

Findings from the third edition of Solucient's "100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders" study appear in the May 1, 2006 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information on this study, visit www.100tophospitals.com.

Media Contact: Lance Skelly 19 May 2006
  lance.skelly@emory.edu    
  (404) 686-8538   Print  | Email ]
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Emory University Hospital Named Among Nation's Top for Performance Improvement
Emory University Hospital has been named one of the nation's top hospitals for performance improvement by Evanston, Ill.-based Solucient, the nation's leading source of healthcare information products.

Emory and its senior management team were recognized for being one of 100 hospitals making the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over five years (2000-2004). These organizations have set national benchmarks for consistent improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency, financial stability and growth.

"This honor is reflective of the outstanding commitment to quality health care, customer service and attention to bottom-line business management pursued each and every day by all members of the Emory University Hospital community," said John Fox, Emory Healthcare CEO.

"While I couldn't be more proud of our leadership and the entire staff for this recognition, it is our patients who ultimately benefit as a result of this ongoing commitment to excellence."

The Solucient study analyzed acute care hospitals nationwide using detailed performance data from years 2000 through 2004, including publicly available Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, Medicare cost reports, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outpatient data. The study looked at all U.S. hospitals licensed to treat Medicare patients. Nine performance measures were examined at each hospital: risk-adjusted mortality and complications, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, growth in patient volume, tangible assets, and risk-adjusted patient safety index. "Five years of steady, well-aligned improvement means that these 100 performance improvement leaders have enormously increased the value they provide to their communities," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, performance improvement and 100 Top programs, Center for Healthcare Improvement at Solucient.

Findings from the third edition of Solucient's "100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders" study appear in the May 1, 2006 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information on this study, visit www.100tophospitals.com.



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