Ministry Health Care Named Among Nation’s Top Health Systems

(MILWAUKEE, WI)--Ministry Health Care has been named among the nation’s top healthcare systems according to Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The ranking is based on eight measures of clinical and operational performance. Ministry was ranked in the top 20% of all systems nationally and is the only Wisconsin-based healthcare system to achieve this recognition.
The Truven study was released exclusively to Modern Healthcare and published in the April 21st issue. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ministry has been named among the nation’s top healthcare systems.

Truven researchers studied eight metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, adherence to clinical standards of care (evidence-based core measures published by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS), and HCAHPS patient survey score (patient rating of overall hospital performance).
Among the key findings in the study were that top healthcare systems have better survival rates, lower 30-day mortality rates, fewer patient complications, shorter hospital stays, and better patient safety and core measures adherence.
Ministry’s focus on person-centered care emphasizes the importance of the policies, processes and practices necessary to ensure the highest levels of service, clinical quality and patient safety.

“We are pleased that our continued high performance has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics,” noted Nick Desien, President and CEO for Ministry Health Care. “But the most important aspect of this is how it translates to improved care for our patients which is our continuous focus. The hard work and dedication of our associates and medical staff is highlighted by this recognition.”

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