Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Oshkosh Named 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

March 08, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County and Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh have been named to the 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2017 by Truven Health Analytics™, part of IBM Watson Health™, based on their overall organizational performance. 

Both hospitals were named in the small community hospital category. Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County has been named to the list for two consecutive years. 

“This recognition from Truven Health Analytics is a testament to the outstanding care our caregivers provide to patients in Oshkosh and Manitowoc each and every day,” said Jeff Bard, north region executive vice president of Aurora Health Care. “Being ranked among the 100 Top Hospitals reflects their strong commitment to providing patients with high-quality, cost-efficient care.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals winners' performance and improvement substantially exceeds that of peers, resulting in higher national benchmarks than the previous year. 

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

  • Nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • Over 61,000 additional patients could be complication free;
  • Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day;
  • Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days;
  • Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatient care, the impact would be even greater.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational 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. For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.

About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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Matt Braun

414-299-1547

matthew.braun@aurora.org 

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