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Truven names 15 top health systems for 2017

Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | April 25, 2017 

Truven Health Analytics, a healthcare data and analytics solutions provider, has released its ninth annual list of the nation’s 15 top health systems.

To identify the top 15 health systems in the nation, Truven analyzed data from 337 health systems based on the following five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency, and patient experience.

When compared to their peers, this year’s top 15 health systems achieved higher survival rates, released patients from the hospital sooner, had fewer readmissions, shorter emergency department wait times and higher patient satisfaction scores, according to Truven Health.

Here are the Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems, organized by system size.

Large health systems (total operating expense of more than $1.75 billion)

  • Mayo Foundation (Rochester, Minn.)
  • Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.)
  • Scripps Health (San Diego)
  • Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • St. Luke’s Health System (Boise, Idaho)

Medium health systems (total operating expense of between $750 million and $1.75 billion)

  • HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minn.)
  • Kettering Health Network (Dayton, Ohio)
  • Mercy Health Southwest Ohio Region (Cincinnati)
  • Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.)
  • Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Small health systems (total operating expense of less than $750 million)

  • Asante (Medford, Ore.)
  • Lakeland Health (St. Joseph, Mich.)
  • Lovelace Health System (Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Maury Regional Health (Columbia, Tenn.)
  • Roper St. Francis Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.)

The 15 Top Health Systems study is part of Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals program.