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Monday, March 30, 2009

Study ranks St. Francis-Indianapolis among nation’s ‘100 Top Hospitals’

INDIANAPOLIS – The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® National Benchmarks study has rated St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis highly for its overall organization performance.

The study, which has been conducted annually since 1993, evaluates performance in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care.

"We are continually looking at ways to improve our performance to better serve our patients at all of our hospitals," said Alan Gillespie, M.D., St. Francis’ chief medical officer. "We’re honored to be recognized by Thompson Reuters."

St. Francis, which also operates hospitals in Beech Grove and Mooresville, was one of only seven hospitals in Indiana to make the Thompson Reuters list.

"The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities and payers," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at the Ann Arbor-based Thomson Reuters.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information -- Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data set.

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