Parkview Huntington Hospital gets top marks in performance survey

Parkview Huntington Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a provider of health care information and solutions.

In addition, Parkview Huntington received the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award for achieving both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement for over five years.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard.

The study measures hospital performance across 10 areas - mortality, inpatient complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia.

The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the second time Parkview Huntington Hospital has received the honor.

"We strive to be the best at delivering quality care during a patient's stay with the goal of enhancing a patient's well being after they're released," says Darlene Garrett, president of Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Truven Health researchers analyzed public information including Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

The study divides the nation's hospitals into five categories, teaching, major teaching, small community, medium community and large community. Parkview Huntington Hospital falls into the small community category.