OGDEN -- Ogden Regional Medical Center and McKay-Dee Hospital have been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation in their respective categories.
Thomson Reuters, a business data provider, released its annual study Tuesday identifying the top U.S. hospitals based on overall organizational performance. The two Ogden-based hospitals were the only ones in the state to receive the Top 100 Hospital awards.
Ogden Regional was listed as one of the top 100 medium community hospitals while McKay-Dee was listed as one of the top 100 teaching hospitals.
The Thomson Reuters study looks at performance in 10 areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.
Thomson Retuers has conducted the survey annually since 1993, using independent research. Hospitals do not apply or pay for the survey.
To conduct the study, researchers from Thomson Reuters evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information such as Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website.
It concluded that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities, more than 186,000 additional lives could be saved. In addition, approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free, more than $4.3 billion could be saved, and the average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
"This is great news for the people in the northern Utah community," said Mark Adams, CEO of Ogden Regional Medical Center.
"Having two hospitals in the Top of Utah that are recognized by Thomson Reuters as Top 100 Hospitals reflects the high quality of health care that is being provided in this area."
McKay-Dee Hospital trains physicians through its Family Practice Residency program at Porter Clinic. Family practice doctors are trained at McKay-Dee Hospital and learn from some of the best physicians in the country, said Timothy Pehrson, CEO of McKay-Dee Hospital.
"Our core business is clinical medicine," Pehrson said. "Everything we do is focused on improving care and reducing costs for our patients and the community. Intermountain Healthcare, McKay-Dee's parent organization, is nationally recognized in delivering high-quality health care at a cost well below the national average."
For a complete list of the Top 100 Hospitals, go to www.100tophospitals.com.