OKLAHOMA CITY – For the third consecutive year and fifth time, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, announced today on Fortune.com. The quality care at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has been repeatedly recognized in recent years including receiving an A grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for six consecutive reporting periods.
The annual independent study by IBM Watson Health reviewed 3,134 hospitals in the U.S. using publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
“Mercy’s priority has always been and will remain providing the best patient care,” said Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and regional strategy officer. “We are honored to be named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation; this recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our co-workers to providing the highest quality of care.”
This recognition demonstrates Mercy’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators, including:
- Survival rates
- Patient complications
- Health care associated infections
- 30-day mortality
- 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates
- Length of stay
- Wait time in emergency rooms
- Inpatient expense
- Ratings from patients
“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., vice president and chief health officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”
Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas were also named to the 100 Top Hospitals list.
Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.