WCH recognized as top 100 for 8th time

WCH recognized as top 100 for 8th time

Wooster Community Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitalslist. This is the eighth time WCH has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was published by Fortune.

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from an evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, nonfederal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.

“For us, the 100 Top Hospital award is one of the most important we could receive,” said Bill Sheron, president/CEO. “WCH not only made the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospital list, but now has done so eight times. Very few hospitals can demonstrate that kind of sustained excellence and top performance. That we could achieve such excellence, especially during a pandemic, is a testament to our dedicated employees and medical staff. The award independently validates what we at WCH already knew: that our team can deliver measurable, outstanding care.”

Wooster Community Hospital Health System is a 172-bed, full-service and acute-care facility. Since inception in 1950, its facilities have expanded and added services to meet the needs of patients in the community.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates Wooster Community Hospital’s commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 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 departments, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care, identifying ways hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs, and focusing on ways hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.

For more information visit www.100tophospitals.com/.