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Hill Country Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 5th Year in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year and for the sixth time overall, Hill Country Memorial has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics to improve the cost and quality of health care.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals that provide the highest value to their communities based on a national scorecard that measures performance across 11 measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

“We are incredibly honored to again be named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation,” said Hill Country Memorial CEO Jayne Pope. “This recognition speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by our health care team.”

Receiving this recognition for the fifth year in a row means that HCM’s clinical staff, employees, volunteers and leaders continue to meet the highest national benchmarks in the U.S. in terms of patient care, patient satisfaction and financial health.

“Our community expects us to deliver exceptional care, and that responsibility inspires us to sustain outstanding results,” Pope added. “We could not achieve such results without community support.”

Only eight hospitals in Texas were recognized in 2016.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated more than 2,700 short-term, acute-care nonfederal hospitals. Hospitals do not apply, and awardees do not pay for this honor. The 100 Top Hospitals were announced in the Feb. 29, 2016, edition of “Modern Healthcare” magazine.

“The 2016 100 Top Hospitals award winners represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow. Hospitals in three out of the five report groups actually reduced overall expense year over year, while improving patient outcomes – exactly the results that the entire industry hopes to attain.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • More than 104,000 inpatient lives could be saved
  • Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day

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