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Quality & Safety > Awards & Recognitions > LMH Named to 100 Top Hospitals® List for a 12th Year by Truven Health Analytics
LMH Named to 100 Top Hospitals® List for a 12th Year by Truven Health Analytics

LMH Named to 100 Top Hospitals® List for a 12th Year  by Truven Health Analytics

Licking Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.  Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. 
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard.  The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.  The study has been conducted annually since 1993.  This is the 12th time that Licking Memorial Hospital has been recognized with this honor. 
“We are pleased to have been recognized as a 100 Top Hospital for a 12th time,” said Licking Memorial Health Systems President & CEO Rob Montagnese.  “This award was truly earned by our employees, medical staff, management team, board members and volunteers who strive daily to ensure excellent health care for our community.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal 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 & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.  Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.  The winning hospitals were announced in the March 3rd edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
“Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value – hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction and lower cost.  The 100 Top Hospitals have been objectively proven to provide high value, and the majority of them have demonstrated year-over-year increased value, as well,” said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs.  “The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance.  This year, 59 percent of the 2014 100 Top Hospitals were winners last year. In 2013, 51 percent were repeat winners; in 2012, 42 percent were repeat winners.”  More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at