CHARLESTON, S.C., March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper St. Francis is the only health system in South Carolina to be recognized by Truven Health Analytics as a Top Hospital for Patient Care and Outcomes. The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study identifies the 15 best health systems in the nation.
This year's study contained more than 300 health systems and 2,200 member hospitals. The study examined publicly available data such as reported patient perception scores (HCAHPS) and objective statistical analysis developed and carried out by a well-rounded team of researchers that includes epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, and former hospital executives.
Health systems named to the Top 15 outperformed their peers in a number of ways:
The top health systems have better survival rates and the top small systems had the highest HCAHPS scores.
"We focused on teamwork, high reliability, accountability and lots of collaboration to achieve a higher level of patient-centered care," said Marion Martin, RN, MSN, MBA and director of Quality Improvement Services at Roper St. Francis. "Our mission is simple but our goals are great – healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence. Our teams have worked hard and we're pleased to be a part of this national recognition."
Studies conducted by Truven Health Analytics are a benchmark for the healthcare industry and aim to encourage improvement in day-to-day healthcare practices. For more information about the methodology and findings that determined the 15 Top Health Systems recognition, visit www.100tophospitals.com.
About Roper St. Francis
Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry's only private, not-for-profit healthcare provider. The 657-bed system comprises more than 90 facilities and services in seven counties. Learn more at www.rsfh.com.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine our deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, we have major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver.
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