Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple named one of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

CENTRAL TEXAS – Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple has been ranked for the eighth time as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by one of the nation’s key health care rating groups with the announcement from Michigan-based Thomson Reuters. Scott & White was one of just three hospitals in the state of Texas to be in the "Major Teaching Hospitals" category of the 2012 Thomson Reuters’ 100 Top Hospitals®. The list has been posted on the Modern Healthcare website www.modernhealthcare.com

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.

"We are honored to receive this recognition and as a group practice model as this reinforces our mission which is to serve our communities and prevent illness," said Scott & White Healthcare President and CEO, Robert Pryor, MD. "Our integrated system of care at Scott & White is helping revolutionize health care in an era of reform and this award is further evidence of that."

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated at Scott & White and the other hospitals on the top 100 list, according to Thomson Reuters:

  • More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals for this list. The study uses 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) Hospital Compare data.

About Scott & White Healthcare (sw.org)
Scott & White Healthcare is a non-profit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, Texas. Among the leading health care systems encompassing one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive and the highest quality health care enhanced by medical education and research. Scott & White Healthcare includes 12 hospital sites, two additional announced facilities, more than 65 clinic locations throughout Central Texas and staff exceeding 13,000 (including more than 900 physicians and scientists and nearly 400 specialized health care providers). Get the latest news from Scott & White Healthcare by visiting our online newsroom, News blog or on Twitter (@swhealthcare)

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For more information, contact:

Katherine Voss
Media and Public Relations
Scott & White Healthcare
254-724-4097
kvoss@swmail.sw.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2012


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