Dupont named one of the nation's 100 top hospitals for fifth time

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 4, 2019) – For the fourth time since 2015, and the fifth time overall, Dupont Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. Dupont first achieved this lofty status in 2012.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 10 clinical and operational areas addressing: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean healthcare-associated infection index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, mean emergency department throughput, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient expense per discharge, adjusted operating profit margin, and HCAHPS score. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“Consistently achieving a level of high quality that’s verified by independent sources is just one way we continue to measure how effectively Dupont is serving this community,” said Lorenzo Suter, chief executive officer, Dupont Hospital. “Being identified as one of the 100 top hospitals in the country is further motivation for all our team members to reach higher on behalf of those patients who already consider Dupont their community hospital and those who may be turning to us for care in the near future.”

Based on the results of this year’s study, IBM Watson Health extrapolates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
• More than 103,000 additional lives could be saved;
• More than 38,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
• More than $8.2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved; and
• Approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

“At a time when research shows that the U.S. spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as other high-income countries, yet still has poorer population health outcomes , the 100 Top Hospitals are bucking the trend by delivering consistently better care at a lower cost,” said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The hospitals on this list represent the current vanguard in value-based care and we applaud their commitment to quality.”

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

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Rachel Ford Hutman
IBM Watson Health

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