Business Brief: Martha’s Vineyard Hospital belongs to top ten system

Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, named Partners HealthCare, which includes Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and its parent hospital Mass General Hospital, one of the nation’s “10 Top Health Systems.”

When compared with peers around the nation, Partners HealthCare and the other Thomson Reuters 10 Top Health Systems saved more lives, caused fewer medical complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended standards of care more closely, released patients half a day sooner on average, and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys, according to a press release.

“Every day our doctors, nurses and care teams work to provide our patients and their families with the best and most compassionate care available,” Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, said. “To be recognized as one of the nation’s top health systems is a fitting tribute to our teams of caregivers and our entire Partners community.”

Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® program analyzed the performance of 285 health systems based on eight metrics: In-hospital mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, and adherence to clinical standards of care.

The study evaluated U.S. health systems with two or more short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of patients. The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals program has analyzed and reported on the performance of hospitals since 1993. For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.