Miami Valley Hospital One of “Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals”

Premier Pulse     March 2018

IBM Watson Health has named Miami Valley Hospital as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals.

The annual “Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals” study, formerly the Truven Health Analytics study, conducts an objective analysis of independent public data, risk-adjusted and peer-reviewed methodologies, and key performance metrics to highlight the best hospitals in the nation. Hospitals do not apply for consideration, and winners do not pay to market this honor, according to IBM Watson Health.

“We are proud that Miami Valley Hospital is being recognized for the outstanding care we deliver to our patients and their families every day,” said Mike Maiberger, president of Miami Valley Hospital and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Premier Health. “Our physicians, nurses, and employees continually strive to live out our core values of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence. This award acknowledges their commitment to Premier Health’s mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.”

Hospitals named to the list achieved better survival rates; fewer complications and infections; shorter stays; shorter emergency wait times; lower inpatient expenses; and higher patient satisfaction than non-winning hospitals, according to IBM Watson Health.

Overall, the 2018 Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals achieved survival rates that were 26 percentage points better than those of peer hospitals, and patients at winning hospitals experienced 13.4 percent fewer complications and 18.7 percent fewer health care-associated infections than peer group hospitals, according to IBM Watson Health.

IBM Watson Health evaluated more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals as part of the study. The winners outperformed peer group hospitals on all 11 clinical and operational performance benchmarks evaluated in the study, and the group projects that more than $4.4 billion in inpatient costs could be saved if all hospitals in the United States performed at the level of the 2018 winners.

100 Top Hospitals® is a registered trademark of IBM Watson Health™. 

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