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DOYLESTOWN HOSPITAL AMONG 100 BEST HOSPITALS IN U.S.
04/16/2012
Doylestown Hospital is one of the best 100 hospitals in the U.S. according to the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study released April 16. The annual study evaluates hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.

“The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital rating is a wonderful affirmation of the quality of care we consistently deliver and the culture of patient safety that we all have worked so hard to achieve,” said Rich Reif, President and CEO of the hospital. “I could not be more proud of, or excited for, every Associate, member of our Medical Staff and hospital Volunteer.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HospitalCompare website.

Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

There are 10 areas of study:
Mortality
Medical complications
Patient safety
Average patient stay
Expenses
Profitability
Patient satisfaction
Adherence to clinical standards of care
Post-discharge mortality
Readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia

In November 2011, Thomson Reuters named Doylestown Hospital among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. for 2012. That recognition came on the heels of another national honor: DH’s 30-day mortality rate for heart attack was tied for fourth best in the nation according to data on the CMS HospitalCompare web site (August 2011).

For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.
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