Scripps Green Named Among Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S.

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La Jolla hospital makes prestigious Truven ranking for fifth consecutive year.

Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., is rated among the 100 top hospitals in the United States.

This prestigious recognition underscores the consistency and effectiveness of the quality improvement efforts undertaken in recent years at Scripps Green and throughout the entire Scripps Health system.

For the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics.

The 21st annual 100 Top Hospitals™ list released today by Truven identified the best hospitals in the United States based on their overall organizational performance, including patient clinical care measures and business efficiency. Scripps Green was recognized in the teaching hospitals category.

“This prestigious recognition underscores the consistency and effectiveness of the quality improvement efforts undertaken in recent years at Scripps Green and throughout the entire Scripps Health system,” said Robin Brown Jr., chief executive of Scripps Green. “Our horizontal management structure allows for the sharing of best practices among all five of the Scripps hospital campuses, and our management recruitment effort ensures that we have great leaders providing guidance throughout the organization.”

Scripps patients also benefit from the hospital’s nationally recognized programs for heart care and heart surgery, and a graduate medical education program built around patient-focused care and research.

The Truven 100 Top Hospitals™ study evaluated the performance of 2,803 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals across the country. Truven researchers analyzed publicly available information from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply to participate in this study and do not pay to market this honor.

Truven researchers compared the hospitals by analyzing 10 measures: mortality medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post discharge mortality, and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

When compared with their peers, hospitals on the Truven list had better patient survival rates, fewer patient complications, were better at avoiding adverse patient safety events, had lower 30-day readmission and mortality rates, and were rated higher by patients.

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,500 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 26 outpatient centers and clinics.

Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) has named Scripps one of the top five large health systems in the nation. Scripps is nationally recognized in six specialties by U.S. News & World Report, which places Scripps cardiovascular program among the top 20 in the country. Scripps has been consistently recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at http://www.scripps.org.

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