Top 15 health system

Article Date: May 24, 2013

You won't hear it from them but you will hear it about them. When you need the very best in patient care, you don't have to go far. Alegent Creighton Health is transforming health care and now that's getting noticed nationwide.

"We aspire to treat everyone with the best care and now we are being recognized for it," said Ann Schumacher, Chief Operating Officer of Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Medical Center.

Truven Health Analytics, an independent company that analyzes health systems across the country, ranked Alegent Creighton Health one of the nation's top 15 health systems. They looked at everything from patient satisfaction to mortality and readmission rates, 8 categories in all, and determined Alegent Creighton Health outperforms its peers.

Truven Health Analytics - Top 15 Health Systems 2013"It's something they're saying you have the right stuff to provide care. If you come to our hospitals what we've been measured on is mortality that matters to a patient - it means less death. It means improved patient satisfaction; we are going to engage and understand what your needs are. It means safe practices are in place. It means we are employing the best, safe, medicine at Alegent Creighton Health," said Schumacher.

For primary care physicians, Truven's top 15 distinction means no surprises at Alegent Creighton Health.

"It's important to know the consumer is getting a quality product and the type of care they deserve. This type of recognition is reassurance to the patient, to the physician, and to the community, that that level of care is being delivered," said Dr. Doug Dunning, a primary care physician at Alegent Creighton Clinic.

Most people don't think about healthcare until they need it and then think all hospitals are created the same. But Truven's award puts Alegent Creighton Health in an elite category - a top health system doing the right thing for the patient the first time.

"We're setting the standard - we're raising the standard and we intend to keep raising it," said Schumacher.


What the Achievement Means

As a 15 Top Health Systems award winner, Alegent Creighton Health outperformed their peers in a number of ways, including:

  • Saved more lives and caused fewer patient complications
  • Followed industry-recommended standards of care more closely
  • Made fewer patient safety errors
  • Released patients half a day sooner
  • Scored better on overall patient satisfaction

About Truven Health

Truven Health is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Truven Health employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.


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