Richmond, Va. (Feb. 21, 2017) — HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals was recently 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 healthcare cost and quality improvement.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals was the only large community hospital organization in Central Virginia listed as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.

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 study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the second time Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals has been recognized with this honor.

“The dedication of all of our staff, nurses, and physicians is recognized in this award,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “We are very proud to continue to earn placement in prestigious national rankings, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence. We take great pride in the fact that so many people in Central Virginia choose Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals for their family’s healthcare needs.”

Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals consists of three community hospitals – Henrico (Forest), Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals – and two freestanding emergency departments, West Creek Emergency Center and Hanover Emergency Center. Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals specializes in heart and stroke care, women’s health, oncology, orthopedics, urology, and behavioral health. A national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center, Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals is also a part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery, leading the state in minimally-invasive procedures with da Vinci and Mazor robotic-assisted surgeries. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is also proud to deliver more babies than any other hospital in Central Virginia. In December of 2016, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital completed a $40-million-dollar renovation project and announced the opening of The Women’s Hospital. The state-of-the-art women’s health facility at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was designed to meet the unique health care needs of women in the Richmond region, providing a full continuum of care and services to women and their families in one convenient location.

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 than 89,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Over 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
  • Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
  • Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.

“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. “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.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 6th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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