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OGH Named To Top 100 Hospitals

Posted on: 09/25/2008

Olean General Hospital was named one of the nation's performance improvement leaders by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

Olean General Hospital and its senior management team were recognized for being one of a hundred hospitals making the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over five consecutive years (2002-2006). The 2007 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Performance Improvement Leaders have set national benchmarks for the rate and consistency of improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency, and financial stability. Olean General Hospital and its medical staff have made major strides in increasing the quality and efficiency of services locally.

The study — Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Performance Improvement Leaders, 5th Edition — examined the performance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals on a variety of clinical, financial, operational and patient safety criteria to identify the 100 winners.  The hospital assessment project, which dates back to 1993, was formerly called the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals program.  Thomson Corporation acquired Solucient, LLC, in 2006. It acquired Reuters earlier this year to form Thomson Reuters.

“This study identifies superior leadership, based on the success of hospital executive teams’ long-term strategies for strengthening performance,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters. “These are true ’Good to Great’ leadership teams that have focused on improving quality, efficiency, use of evidence-based medicine, and financial stability in order to better serve their patients and communities.”

The study rated hospitals on eight factors — patient mortality, medical complications, patient safety, length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, and use of evidence-based medicine. Researchers evaluated 2,867 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals.

The study analyzed publicly available Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare data set.

“This award is a tribute to Olean General Hospital's Board, managers, employees, and clinicians,” said Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO at Olean General Hospital. “It is a manifestation of the Hospital's dedication and focus with respect to performance improvement.”

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