Lakeland Awarded at Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals Summit
(ST. JOSEPH) — Dan Hopp, Chairman of the Board, Lakeland HealthCare, and Lowell Hamel, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Chief of Quality at Lakeland HealthCare, accepted on behalf of Lakeland Hospitals of Niles and St. Joseph, Inc., a 2013 Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals® award at the 20th annual 100 Top Hospitals Summit in Washington, D.C. The award was presented by Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO, during the annual gathering for hospital executives whose facilities are current or past 100 Top Hospitals program award winners.
“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award represent the vanguard of quality care,” said Boswood. “At a time of tumultuous change in the healthcare industry, these leaders have consistently found ways to improve health outcomes for their patients and build successful business cultures to promote and support this emphasis on quality in everything they do.”
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program is an annual study that evaluates hospital performance across a range of objective variables, such as mortality rates, complications, patient length of stay, and adherence to core measures. The 100 Top Hospitals program produces three studies each year: 100 Top Hospitals, 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals; and 15 Top Health Systems.
Dr. Hamel was presented the award for Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles being in the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.
“The richest reward we get is in the expressions and faces of the patients we serve,” said Dr. Hamel. “But it’s nice to know that our performance is competitive and often better than other hospitals around the country. We intend to provide absolutely the best care you can get anywhere, with no exceptions.”
(L-R): Lowell Hamel, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Chief of Quality at Lakeland HealthCare, and Dan Hopp, Chairman of the Board, Lakeland HealthCare, accepted on behalf of Lakeland Hospitals of Niles and St. Joseph, Inc., a 2013 Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals® award at the 20th annual 100 Top Hospitals Summit in Washington, D.C.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com
About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit www.100tophospitals.com
About Lakeland HealthCare
Lakeland HealthCare is a non-profit, community-owned health system, which includes four hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care residencies, hospice, home care services, and physician practices. Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles are in the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® as ranked by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Lakeland has over 4,000 employees who provide clinical and support services at locations throughout southwest Michigan, and partners with more than 400 affiliated physicians and other providers. For more information, visit www.lakelandhealth.org