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News release from the Lutheran Health Network:

Dupont Again Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals
Earns spot on prestigious list for second time in four years

(March 4, 2015) – Dupont Hospital was this week named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Conducted annually since 1993, the 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. This is the second time Dupont has been recognized with this honor. It last achieved the recognition in 2012.

“For a hospital to achieve this designation, it must demonstrate excellence across multiple areas over the course of two years,” said Chad Towner, chief executive officer, Dupont Hospital. “To be recognized the second time in four years as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country says a great deal about the ongoing commitment of our team members to deliver the highest level of care to individuals and families who consider Dupont their community hospital. We know that kind of trust has to be earned over time and we have every intention of continuing to exceed the expectations of our patients and guests.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

The winning hospitals were announced in Monday’s edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at



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