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June 22, 2018

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BVH listed as 100 Top Hospital for sixth time

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has been recognized with this honor. BVHS received this distinction in 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. 

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the United States based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. 

“Being named a 100 Top Hospital for the sixth time is a result of system-wide teamwork,” explained Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health System. “This recognition affirms efforts to ensure our patients receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.” 

Key performance measures on which 100 Top Hospitals showed the most significant outperformance versus non-winning peer group hospitals included better survival rates, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay, higher patient satisfaction and lower admission rates. 

“Our focus on achieving consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance is paramount at BVHS. This award is a reflection of that commitment,” added Malaney. 

The 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). 

The study has been conducted annually since 1993 (25 years).