Summit County is home to one of the country’s best hospitals – St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has been ranked as one of America’s top 100 hospitals according to a study conducted by IBM Watson Health.
The rankings, previously known as the Truven Health Analytics study, have been published for 25 years. This is the first time St. Anthony summit has ranked in the top 100.
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is one of six Colorado hospitals in the top 100 list. It is the the only hospital in the state to be ranked as one of the 20 best small community hospitals in the country.
The prestigious award is a reflection of the excellent care and wonderful service provided by the entire staff – clinical and non-clinical – at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.
The IBM Watson ranking uses publicly available clinical, financial and patient satisfaction information data to grade hospitals on a balanced scorecard.
According to an IBM Watson press release, almost 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals were graded on several categories. Catagories included better survival rate, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay, shorter emergency department wait times, lower inpatient expenses, higher profit margins and higher patient satisfaction scores.
The hospital scored very high in all these categories. This is primarily due to the “unrelenting focus” of St. Anthony staff to provide excellent health care to the community. Small community hospitals like St. Anthony represent the people they serve, which means Summit should also take pride in the distinction.
In an interview, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center does not intend this to be a one-off distinction. The hospital intends to maintain the quality of care that awarded them this prestigious designation while aiming even higher next year.
They also want to thank the community for the support and opportunity to give them quality care and provide this kind of excellence. It’s a reflection of community and not just people at the hospital.
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