San Dimas, CA- 3/5/14 – San Dimas Community Hospital was
this week named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information 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 hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the second year in a row San Dimas Community Hospital has been recognized with this honor.
"I am very proud to be part of a hospital and organization that embraces the provision of high quality healthcare," says Kevan Metcalfe, Chief Executive Officer of San Dimas Community Hospital. "This is a direct reflection of the commitment shown by the Governing Board, Medical Staff and hospital staff. Our community can be assured that they are in very good hands at San Dimas Community Hospital."
Community Hospital (SDCH) is located on the east end of the San Gabriel Valley, one mile off the 210, 57, and 10 freeways, in the city of San Dimas, with a population of 35,000. San Dimas is a small, caring, cohesive community reaching from Puddingstone Lake in Bonelli Park on the south to the Foothills on the north. The hospital's 13-acre campus consists of the 101-bed general acute care facility and two identical Medical Office Buildings. San Dimas Community Hospital draws the majority of its patients from its own town as well as the surrounding communities of Glendora, La Verne, Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Walnut, Diamond Bar, Pomona and Claremont. San Dimas Community Hospital is situated in a heavily penetrated managed care environment.
San Dimas Community Hospital opened its doors in 1971 as a physician-owned facility. At that time, the hospital was licensed for 99 beds. Patients and visitors often expressed their sense of the hospital's "family" atmosphere. This was due not only to the efficient size of the facility, but more importantly because of the personalized care given by our physicians and employees, whether they are a nurse, housekeeper or a member of the dietary staff. In 2008, the hospital was sold to Prime Healthcare Services and operates as a 101-bed general acute care facility
For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information — 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.
The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3, 2014, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
"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 2014 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:
- Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
- Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
- More than $5.4 billion could be saved
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.