2012-January, Healthcare’s 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems
Officials at Good Shepherd Health System announced today they were named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems in the January 16, 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. Thomson Reuters’ fourth annual list divided health systems into three size groups-large, medium, and small, based on overall operating expenses. Good Shepherd Health System was recognized in the small category with total operating expenses under $750 million. Good Shepherd Health System was included in the top quintile of Small Health Systems for the Longview and Marshall facilities.
Thomson Reuters selected the winners from a total of 321 systems with 2,194 member hospitals and about 8 million patient discharges. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
Good Shepherd Health System received this recognition based on several criteria. According to Thomson Reuters’ analysis, ranking Health Systems, in matchups with their peers, are ahead of the pack in all study comparisons including higher patient satisfaction scores as well as the following performance measures:
• Better survival rates.
• Fewer patient complications.
• Better long-term outcomes.
• Better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards.
• Patients returned home sooner.
• Better hospital experience.
“We are excited to receive this recognition as it reflects the organizations commitment to providing quality healthcare in East Texas,” said Ed Banos, President and CEO of Good Shepherd Medical Center. “It is nice to be able to see how we compare favorably with other health systems both locally and across the country.”