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Ascension Providence Hospital Named One of Nation’s Top Hospitals

March 6, 2019

Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield has been ranked a top 15 major teaching hospital and one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S.

For the 11th time, Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield is ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 major teaching hospitals and one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by a leading source of healthcare information and research.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies those hospitals that perform the best based on a scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction data.

“We are extremely proud of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of care and service to our patients,” says Joseph Hurshe, FACHE, president and CEO, Ascension Providence Hospital. “The recent recognition of our clinical outcomes is further testimony of our unwavering commitment to quality and safety.  We are fortunate to work with some of the finest physicians, care team members and volunteers in all of healthcare”.

The following 100 Top Hospitals’ key performance measurements showed the most significant average outperformance versus non-winning peer group hospitals:

  • The 100 Top Hospitals winners achieved survival rates that were 24.9 percent higher than those of peer hospitals.
  • Patients at winning hospitals experienced 18.7 percent fewer complications and 19.3 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections than peer group hospitals.
  • Winning hospitals had a median severity-adjusted length of stay that was one half-day shorter (0.5) than peers.
  • Overall, winning hospitals delivered median emergency department wait times that were 17.3 minutes shorter than those of peer group hospitals.
  • Average inpatient costs per discharge were 11.9 percent lower (a difference of $830 per discharge) at 100 Top Hospitals versus peer group hospitals.
  • Winning hospitals maintained a median operating profit margin that was 11.9 percentage points higher than peer group hospitals.
  • Overall hospital experience, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), was rated 3 percent higher for winning hospitals than peer group hospitals.

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals winners outperformed peer group hospitals within all 10 clinical and operational performance benchmarks evaluated in the study: 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.

Extrapolating the results of this year's study, 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
  • Approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated 3,156 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals. All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor.