• 100 Days of Hospitals Commentary

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  • Duke University Hospital | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

    Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). A full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital, Duke University Hospital is licensed for 938 acute-care beds and 19 adult psychiatry beds. The hospital has been recognized as one of the world's great health care providers by such publications as TIME and U.S. News & World Report. It ranked No. 14 on U.S. News and World Report's Honor Roll for 2014-15. Duke University Hospital ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties and is the No. 1 hospital in North Carolina and the Raleigh-Durham metro area. Duke University Hospital offers an array of services, including banking services and food services and interpreter services. Duke University Hospital meets the special needs and concerns of international patients through its International Patient Center. Its heart care program provides a wide-array of treatments, including services related to adult congenital heart disease, catheter ablation, pulmonary hypertension and coronary artery disease. Duke's heart program has been recognized as one of the largest in the country by HHS and is continually looking to expand the horizons of cardiology research. Return to full list By Staff -
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

    Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, Texas). Hill Country Memorial Hospital has deep roots in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. More than 5,000 people arrived to take a tour when it opened its doors on Valentine's Day 1971 — that was equal to the entire Fredericksburg population at the time. The involvement and interest of the public is attributed to the fact that 93 percent of Gillespie County residents made a financial commitment to the project, according to its website. Today, HCM is an 86 bed-licensed facility with a team comprised of 650 employees, 200 volunteers and 140 medical staff. HCM has garnished a number of awards, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which was established by U.S. Congress in 1987 "to raise awareness of quality management and recognize U.S. companies that have implemented successful quality management systems." HCM earned the award in 2014. For at least the fourth year in a row, HCM was named one of the country's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2015. HCM is gaining a national reputation for innovative patient and treatment programs such as Restore, a program for total knee and hip replacement surgery. Additionally, HCM has a ratings and reviews system on its website where patients and families may give real-time feedback on their hospital experience.   In their own words: "It is an honor to be included in the company of other exceptional hospitals. As a Baldrige National Quality Award winning and consistently nationally ranked hospital, Hill Country Memorial continues to be recognized for quality in its community and beyond. It is our community that sustains us and inspires our vision to Empower Others, Create Healthy. From prevention and wellness to a dedicated Women's Pavilion, home care and hospice, HCM addresses the health needs of every generation. HCM constantly assesses and adapts its processes to make a better customer experience. This pursuit of performance excellence allows us to continue to raise the bar in patient safety and loyalty, health care outcomes, physician and staff engagement, fiscal responsibility, and community services."   Return to full list     By Staff -
  • Cleveland Clinic | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

    Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921. The physicians who founded it, drawing from military medicine, "believed in diverse specialists working and thinking as a unit." "This kind of cooperation, efficiency and shared vision has fostered excellence in patient care, research and education," its website states. Those principles are still in place at Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic was ranked the No. 4 hospital in the nation, the No. 1 hospital in Ohio and the best hospital in the Cleveland metro area by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014-15 rankings. Today, with more than 1,400 beds on the Cleveland Clinic main campus and 4,450 beds throughout the system, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and well-respected hospitals in the country. A whopping 5.1 million patients visit Cleveland Clinic each year, and more than 3,000 physicians and scientists work there. Its overall mission is "to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve." In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first healthcare provider in the country to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, "a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption." In their own words: "At Cleveland Clinic, “Patients First” is the principle that guides everything we do. We are united around a model that stresses collaboration, teamwork, quality, transparency and empathy; every decision is influenced by what is best for the patient. As a group practice model, all 3,000-plus of our physicians are employed by the hospital and paid a straight salary, ensuring that all decisions are based on the patient’s needs, not on finances. Working as a team, our doctors make sure that patients are seen by the experts who are best to handle their issues. In 1921, our founders’ mission was clear: clinical excellence, education and research. Today, we continue to carry out those ideals, with the patients always at the center." Return to full list By Staff -

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