Lakeview Hospital March 03, 2015

Bountiful, UT - Lakeview Hospital was named this week as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM  a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the third year in a row—fifth time overall—that Lakeview has been recognized with this honor.

“To earn this distinction once is an achievement. To do it twice in a row is amazing. But to do it for the third straight year is absolutely incredible and speaks volumes about the quality of care we focus on providing here at Lakeview,” said Rand Kerr, CEO. “Our team truly goes above and beyond and the results speak for themselves.”

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

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

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could  be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 2, 2015, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.