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EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool City Hospital was identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI† and reported by Fortune.

To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The primary purpose of the PINC AI† 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, nonbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award winners do not pay to market their honor.

“We are so incredibly pleased to once again be a recipient of this honor for the sixth time in a row. We look forward to continued excellence, quality outcomes and dedicated service to our patients, their families, and our community,” President and CEO Krista McFadden, East Liverpool City Hospital, said. “Thank you to East Liverpool City Hospital employees whose hard work makes us a 100 Top Hospital Award winner. I am so proud of our entire hospital team for their ongoing commitment to providing the absolute best clinical excellence, patient care and overall patient experience.”

East Liverpool City Hospital represents the commitment and priority to work Prime Healthcare Foundation’s promise to provide compassionate care, and clinical excellence to all patients, while enhancing access, and doing it in a way that will benefit our community members and the patients we serve. East Liverpool City Hospital was the only hospital named a five-star hospital this August from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Ohio Valley, consisting of Columbiana, Jefferson, Harrison, and Belmont counties in Ohio and Marshall, Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio counties in West Virginia. The hospital was awarded the Leapfrog Safety Grade A award from 2018 to 2023, and is the only hospital in the region to receive Grade A.

This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, the analysis found that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning hospitals, this year’s winners had:

— Thirty-one percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals.

— Nine percent fewer patients with complications.

— Thirty-nine percent fewer healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

— Twenty percent lower inpatient expenses per discharge.

— 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.

— Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 77 percent versus 70 percent for non-winning hospitals.

“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer, and the leader of PINC AI†. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides, helps leaders make informed decisions for change, and proves that East Liverpool City Hospital excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

The PINC AI† 100 Top Hospitals® program focuses on short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of patients. Premier conducted the PINC AI† 100 Top Hospitals® program study in August 2023. Researchers evaluated 2,644 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals and health systems. All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare website.

Eligible hospitals are ranked for performance across ten measurement grouping areas.

Final rank is determined based on performance for all individual measures. Hospitals are ranked within five separate peer groups: major teaching hospitals (15 winning facilities), teaching hospitals (25 winning facilities), large community hospitals (20 winning facilities), medium community hospitals (20 winning facilities), and small community hospitals (20 winning facilities).

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