SMH Named Among 100 Top Hospitals in the Country

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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The 100 Top Hospitals were chosen from 2,752 hospitals across the country that outperformed peer group hospitals on all clinical and operational performance benchmarks evaluated in the study, including: inpatient mortality and complications, healthcare-associated infections, readmission rates, length of stay, costs of care and patient satisfaction. Following are some of the key performance measurements on which 100 Top Hospitals outperformed non-winning peer group hospitals: 

Higher Survival Rates: The 100 Top Hospitals achieved survival rates that were 24.9 percent higher than those of peer hospitals.

Fewer Complications and Infections: Patients at winning hospitals experienced 18.7 percent fewer complications and 19.3 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections than peer group hospitals.

Shorter Length of Stay: Winning hospitals had a median severity-adjusted length of stay that was one half-day shorter (0.5) than peers.

Lower Inpatient Expenses: Average inpatient costs per discharge were 11.9 percent lower (a difference of $830 per discharge) at 100 Top Hospitals versus peer group hospitals.

Higher Patient Satisfaction: Overall hospital experience, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), was rated 3 percent higher for winning hospitals than peer group hospitals.

This is the fourth time Sarasota Memorial has received the 100 Top Hospitals award.

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