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Lancaster General Hospital has been named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals list for 2017.
Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health, is one of the industry’s most comprehensive sources of healthcare information. This is the 11th time LGH has appeared on the list since 1997, an achievement shared by only a handful of hospitals across the nation.
The 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas: 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 score.
The Truven study, conducted annually since 1993, utilizes data from independent federal sources, including Medicare records, and includes 2,740 hospitals.
Truven estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the 100 Top Hospitals winners:

  • More than 89,000 additional lives could be saved.

  • More than 61,000 additional patients could be complication-free.

  • More than $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.

  • The average patient stay would decrease by a half-day.

More about the 100 Top Hospitals study can be found at

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, released America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals™ for 2017.
Lancaster General Hospital is one of seven Pennsylvania hospitals listed in the 100 Best, and the only Pennsylvania hospital listed in America's 50 Best Hospitals. To review the complete list, click here.
The recipients of the America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals Awards™ demonstrate superior clinical outcomes across the majority of common inpatient conditions and procedures and sustained this performance for at least three consecutive years.
Healthgrades research revealed that America’s Best Hospitals also outperform their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated by Healthgrades, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.
Patients treated in hospitals achieving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ have, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award.​

To review the complete release from Healthgrades, click here.

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