SOURCE: Resurrection Health Care

Resurrection Health Care

September 15, 2009 12:10 ET

Resurrection Health Care Named in 100 Top Hospitals Study

Thomson Reuters Analyzes Clinical Quality and Efficiency

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Resurrection Health Care has been named in the top quintile (50) of health systems nationwide based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Researchers from the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® program analyzed 252 health systems -- with a total of 1,720 hospitals -- on measures of clinical quality and efficiency to develop the inaugural report, "The 100 Top Hospitals: Health Systems Quality/Efficiency Study."

The study assessed all U.S. health systems with two or more acute-care hospitals with a minimum of 25 beds each. Researchers looked at five metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, and adherence to clinical standards of care. The study used information for 2007 from two public databases: Medicare Provider Analysis and Review, or MedPAR, and the CMS' Hospital Compare.

The top health systems were announced in the August 10 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

To read the full study, visit

About Resurrection Health Care: Ranked in the nation's top 20 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine, Resurrection Health Care is a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. Our hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs and numerous outpatient services are conveniently located in many Chicagoland neighborhoods. Resurrection Health Care is one of the first hospital systems in the nation to receive accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Resurrection Health Care Corporation is a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.