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Banner Health earns national recognition

Banner Health is one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. based on quality outcomes, patient care and efficiency, according to Truven Health Analytics, a leading health care analysis firm.

Truven, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters, found that Banner Health has higher survival rates, few complications and system-wide clinical excellence, and ranked the hospital system in the top 15 highest performing hospital systems in the U.S. The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems analyzed data from more than 300 organizations and singled out 15 hospital systems that achieved superior clinical outcomes based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care and efficiency.

Phoenix-based nonprofit Banner Health was named in the top five of large health systems with more than $1.5 billion in operating expenses. The study relied on public data from the 2010 and 2011 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) and the CMS Hospital Compare data sets. Researchers from the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program have analyzed and reported on the performance of individual hospitals since 1993.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that Banner Health has been chosen as a 2013 Top 15 Health System by Truven Analytics,” said Banner Health president and CEO Peter Fine. “This recognition of industry leadership for clinical quality is made all the more meaningful because this is the third year out of the past four that we have received this prestigious award. Clearly, we have been able to sustain our position as an industry leader.”

As a 2013 Truven Top 15 Health System, Banner Health was recognized for:
· Saving more lives and causing fewer patient complications,
· Following industry-recommended standards of care more closely,
· Making fewer patient safety errors,
· Releasing patients half a day sooner, and
· Scoring better on overall patient satisfaction.

“As health systems move further into health care reform, consistency of hospital and physician outcomes in every community served is the holy grail,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “Health system leaders’ effectiveness will be measured not solely on the performance of the whole system compared to other systems, but also on the leader’s ability to align the performance of the provider segments of the health system to achieve consistency. This new study begins to measure these aspects of performance.”

Joining Banner Health in the top five of large health systems include: Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.; Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, Texas; OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio and Scripps Health, San Diego, Calif.

“We have been recognized with this distinction for three of the past four years,” added Dr. John Hensing, Banner Health’s executive vice president and chief medical officer. “This is an amazing accomplishment and testament to the continued emphasis and outstanding efforts of all staff to improve clinical quality and safety and provide an excellent patient experience.”

The Truven top five large health system ranking comes after Banner Boswell Medical Center, North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center were recognized by Truven as Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. for operational excellence.

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Banner Boswell ranked in 100 Top Hospitals

Banner Boswell Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics SM (formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare). This distinction is based on overall organizational performance.

Banner Boswell is proud to retain its Top 100 status for a second year having been recognized in 2012. According to Truven, Banner Boswell was evaluated for its performance among 3,000 hospitals nationwide on measures of overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

Banner Boswell is a part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 23 hospitals in seven states. In addition, North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. which is operated by Banner Health and McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo., which is owned by Banner Health, were also named to the list. Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa was previously recognized as a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital.

In Arizona, Banner Boswell is one of only two hospitals named to the list and was recognized among large community hospitals.

In addition to the Truven recognition, three Arizona Banner Health facilities have been recognized as “Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence” by HealthGrades, as reported by KTAR Radio in Phoenix. Banner Boswell, Banner Desert and Banner Estrella medical centers were recognized by HealthGrades in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center, both in Colorado, were also recognized.

“It’s an honor for Banner to receive these recognitions for the great care and service we provide our patients and visitors every day,” said John Hensing, MD, Banner Health executive vice president and chief medical officer. “We have worked hard to become a nationally-recognized health care leader. Earning these designations means patients in our facilities are receiving some of the most paramount care in the entire nation. Naturally, we’re extremely proud to offer the communities we serve this level of service.”

For more information about the awards, visit www.bannerhealth.com/boswell.