Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) this week was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
This is the first time LMH has been recognized with this prestigious award. No other hospitals in Kansas or Missouri made the 2013 list. The winning hospitals were announced in the February 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The data reflects five-year performance in most of the categories, and three years for others, including length of stay, complications and mortality. The study is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993.