WINCHESTER, Ky. — Clark Regional Medical Center was recognized as a top-performing hospital in the category of Small Community Hospitals by Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals 2020
Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals List
Compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare-associated infections, 30-day mortality, and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients. Additionally, the performance by these hospitals, when extrapolated to all Medicare inpatients, could result in:
- More than 106,000 additional lives saved;
- More than 49,000 additional patients being complication-free;
- More than $8.3 billion in inpatient costs saved; and
- Approximately 23,000 fewer discharged patients readmitted within 30 days.
To determine the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals. All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
In addition to the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, select hospitals were also recognized as Everest Award winners. These are hospitals that earned the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list designation and had the highest rates of improvement during a five-year period.