IBM Watson Health today named St. Clair Hospital one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 2020. This marks the third consecutive year and fifth time since 2012 that St. Clair has won this prestigious honor.
The 100 Top Hospitals are selected annually based solely on an objective analysis of multiple measures of patient safety, quality, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. All acute care hospitals in the United States are evaluated for potential inclusion on the list.
Joining St. Clair are such notable institutions as Stanford, UCLA, the University of Florida, and NorthShore University Health System (Evanston, Ill.). St. Clair is one of just 32 hospitals to make the list in three consecutive years.
“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. “Organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation.”
John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer at St. Clair, said, “At a time when great health care has never been more important, we’re proud of the health care heroes who’ve made St. Clair one of the nation’s highest quality hospitals.”
In an accompanying study, IBM Watson Health notes that, if all hospitals in the nation performed at the level of the 100 Top Hospitals, more than 106,000 lives could be saved, 49,000 patients could be complication free, and the cost of health care could be reduced by $8.3 billion.
Today’s announcement continues a tradition of excellence that is unsurpassed in western Pennsylvania. In recent years, St. Clair has received accolades from U.S. News & World Report, the Leapfrog Group, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CareChex, Healthgrades, and others. St. Clair is western Pennsylvania’s exclusive member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
About St. Clair Hospital
St. Clair Hospital is a nationally recognized integrated health system with more than 2,500 employees and 600 physicians serving 500,000 residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2016, it became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. As the region’s largest independent hospital, St. Clair participates with all major insurers.