Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
This is the eighth time Silver Crosshas been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was unveiled on Fortune.com.
IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S.
The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health.
IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
In a news release from Silver Cross Hospital, president/CEO Ruth Colby said," “To be nationally recognized for the work we do on a daily basis is extraordinary and a true credit to our incredible team of caregivers."
"The COVID-19 crisis has made 2020 a challenging year for hospitals around the globe, but here at Silver Cross, we’ve never wavered from our commitment to deliver superior care to every patient, every time," Colby said in the release. "We’re humbled to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for the eighth time, but we’ll keep pushing to be even better.”
This recognition demonstrates Silver Cross Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time.
According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators.
These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.
For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.