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100year colorlogo webProvidence Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is thefirst time the Medical Center has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing medium community hospital in the U.S. The annual list was published today by Fortune. It is a special announcement for the hospital receiving the award during its’ 100th anniversary of service to the community.

IBM Watson Health® has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“What a special honor to receive during the 100th Anniversary of Providence Medical Center,” said Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CEO, Providence Medical Center. “Our staff have shown unsurpassed dedication this year and we are proud to receive this recognition that reflects their clinical excellence and their compassion for our patients and their families.”

“This recognition demonstrates Providence’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time,” said Sabato Sisillo, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. “Thank you to the physicians, nurses and staff who are deeply committed to delivering quality care with exceptional outcomes for our patients.”

This recognition demonstrates Providence’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. 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.

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

Providence kicked off its’ 100 Year anniversary in February celebrating that it had achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Providence in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The Medical Center was also recently recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Critical Care (2020); Overall GI Services (3 years in a row); Overall Orthopedic Services (2020-2 years in a row); and Patient Safety (2017-2019). Providence Medical Center also was awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group.

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