2 local hospitals named in IBM Watson top 100
PITTSBURGH — St. Clair Hospital and West Penn Hospital have been named among a prestigious ranking of top-performing hospitals by IBM Watson Health.
They were the only two hospitals named in the Pittsburgh region and two of four hospitals in the entire commonwealth. Fortune/IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals list takes into account clinical outcomes, financial health and patient satisfaction across 3,134 hospitals in the United States.
St. Clair was named among large community hospitals in the country and West Penn Hospital as teaching hospitals in the nation.
IBM Watson praised the hospitals operations and efficiency and said that if all the health care facilities in the country followed their lead it would save 106,000 lives and reduce health care by $8.3 billion. Results of the study are published in Fortune Magazine.