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Gulf Breeze Hospital Named to Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals ® List

Gulf Breeze Hospital Named to Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals ® List

PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 17, 2012) – This week Gulf Breeze Hospital was announced as one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals ®, a study that recognizes facilities that deliver higher quality and more efficient care than other hospitals of similar size or teaching status. 

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor. The study evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.

In a press release yesterday, Thomson Reuters stated: “Identified from nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals, our award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency.” The study cited analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year, and showcased the results that would be achieved if all hospitals performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners:

·         More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.

·         Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.

·         More than $4.3 billion could be saved.

·         The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

“This is an honor about which our entire region can be proud,” said Bob Harriman, senior vice president of Baptist Health Care and administrator of Gulf Breeze Hospital and the Andrews Institute. “It is external validation of our focus on quality, patient safety, stewardship of scarce resources and commitment to the Baptist Health Care Mission and our community. I am so proud of the outstanding teamwork, dedication and professionalism of Gulf Breeze Hospital’s team members who are committed to providing excellent care and service to our patients and community every day.”

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. 

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

The winning hospitals were announced in the April 16 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“This year, the concentration of 100 Top Hospitals award winners has shifted significantly, with Texas, Florida, and California housing the most winners,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters.  ”A major change in performance geographically is an encouraging indication that the bar for quality care has been raised once again.”

To learn more about the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals and see the full winners list, visit .

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