Banner Health celebrates multi-year honor as nation's 100 Top Hospitals

PHOENIX, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Health is pleased to announce that its superior clinical quality has placed two of its medical centers among an elite group of hospitals. Nearly 3,000 hospitals in the country are eligible for the 100 Top Hospital Award. Truven Health Analytics has named Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz. to its annual list of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for the third consecutive year. Also celebrating the achievement is North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. for the second year in a row.

"To receive this distinction for the third consecutive year in a row is certainly testimony to the commitment of our physicians, staff and volunteers to deliver excellent patient care," said David Cheney, chief executive officer at Banner Boswell.

Truven Analytics uses objective research and independent public data to compile its list of the 100 Top Hospitals, looking at a hospital's overall performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

"This award is recognition of sustained excellence at North Colorado Medical Center," said Rick Sutton, Banner Health Northern Colorado chief executive officer. "As the health care industry changes and evolves, our team of employees, physicians and volunteers continue to achieve excellent patient outcomes and patient satisfaction."

The 100 Top Hospitals award measures hospital performance across a variety of areas, including mortality, inpatient complications, patient safety, average patient stay, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care and readmission rates.

"With advanced electronic medical record capabilities, standardized and innovative approaches to providing care, each of our patients receive the high-quality, collaborative care that Banner Health is known for," added Cheney.

Recently, the nonprofit hospital in Sun City was named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, recognized as a facility providing quality care to older adults by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) and now being named one of the 100 Top Hospitals based on overall organizational performance for the third year in a row by Truven.

About Banner Boswell Medical Center

Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., specializes in heart care, cancer care, stroke care, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, neurosciences and stroke care, skilled nursing and Emergency care. Banner Boswell is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Boswell's mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Boswell.

About North Colorado Medical Center

North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed in Greeley, Colo., operated by Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. It serves as a regional medical center offering a comprehensive scope of with community-based and specialty healthcare services for an area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/NCMC.

About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit www.100tophospitals.com.

Contact: 
Greg Sexton
480-998-2600
gsexton@lavidge.com

SOURCE Banner Health



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