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image(Montclair, CA – March 20, 2018) – Montclair Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM, formerly Truven Health Analytics®. IBM Watson Health spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S based on a balanced scorecard of clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction rankings and data.

Montclair Hospital Medical Center is receiving the Top 100 Hospital recognition for the third time. The 102-bed, not-for-profit community hospital has also achieved outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from multiple organizations including The Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and The Joint Commission.

“The country’s best hospitals have proven that an unrelenting focus on quality, supported by constant measurement against peer performance benchmarks, can drive improved outcomes while reducing costs and growing profit margins,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health. “Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities.”

“Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff are providing individualized, compassionate care to the residents of Montclair and the surrounding communities, which is improving the health and wellness of our patients and their families. I am so proud that our commitment to excellence in patient care has led us to be recognized as one of the 100 Top Hospitals across the nation for the third time,” said Gail Aviado, MSN, RN, Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer of Montclair Hospital Medical Center.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; the 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; the 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.

Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • More than $4.4 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
  • Approximately 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

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