For the second consecutive year, Waynesboro Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business.
Friday, March 17, 2017

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – For the second consecutive year, Waynesboro Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support health care cost and quality improvement.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said hospital Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Melissa Dubrow. “This award is a testament to the high-quality care our patients receive each day from our skilled and dedicated staff.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance.)

“The hospital industry’s ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients and payers,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health. “The magnitude of improvement we’ve observed over the last five years is greater than any other five-year period we’ve tracked. On top of that, this year’s winners have reached new highs in performance in comparison to peers across the country, which suggests that improvement in value from hospitals is likely to continue.”

Based on 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:

  • Nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved;

  • More than 61,000 additional patients could be complication-free;

  • Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;

  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day;

  • More than 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days;

  • Patients would spend nine fewer minutes in hospital emergency departments per visit.

Waynesboro Hospital was established in 1922 by a group of volunteers in response to the Spanish Influenza and is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. The hospital continues to grow to better serve Franklin County and surrounding communities.

In August, Waynesboro Hospital began a multiphase renovation project with technical additions and cosmetic updates that will allow the aesthetics of the facility to match the exceptional care administered there.

“Our goal is that the upgrades made will provide an even better experience to patients while they are in our care,” explained Dubrow.

The hospital is regularly honored for its high-quality care and is a certified stroke center, earning the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2015 and 2016 from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Located at 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro Hospital’s core values of integrity, compassion, excellence and service are at the foundation of every decision made while patients are in our care. For more information, visit: www.SummitHealth.org/WH.

Winning hospitals were announced in a recent edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information on the study or award, visit: www.100tophospitals.com.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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