Allen Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals for 2013 by Truven Health Analytics. The awards were announced February 25, 2013. Allen Hospital was named twice for overall performance and Everest Award rapid improvement.
Allen shares the special merit 2013 Everest Award designation with 17 other hospitals nationwide. The Everest Award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.
Allen shares the 2013 100 Top Hospitals designation with 99 other hospitals across America. We are in the Teaching Hospital cohort of 25 hospitals. Two other Iowa hospitals are on the list: St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
Allen Hospital also is a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital for 2013. That award was announced late last fall.
The Truven Health 100 Top 100 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 failure and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
Allen Hospital won the 100 Top Hospital award in 2005 and the 100 Top Heart Hospital award (as it was known then) in 2004. This is the first time Allen has won both awards in the same year.