Scripps Memorial Hospital One Of The Best In U.S.

Scripps Memorial Hospital has been named one of the  top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics, based on five years of data.

The medical facility in La Jolla appeared on the list for the second  year in a row, and was the only one in San Diego County

``We are proud to be cited as a top-performing hospital that delivers  exceptional value to our patients and our community,'' said Scripps La Jolla CEO Gary Fybel.

``It is an honor to be recognized for having systems in place  that safeguard patients, produce superior outcomes and provide evidence-based  treatments.''

Truven said inclusion on the list is based on overall organizational  performance, and includes criteria like inpatient mortality and complication  rates, 30-day re-admissions and lengths of stay.

``The hospital industry's ongoing transition from fee-for-service to  value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients  and payers," said Jean Chenoweth, Senior Vice President at Truven Health  Analytics.

``The magnitude of improvement we've observed over the last five years  is greater than any other five-year period we've tracked,'' Chenoweth said.

``On top of that, this year's winners have reached new highs in performance in  comparison to peers across the country, which suggests that improvement in  value from hospitals is likely to continue.''

Significant improvement was seen in re-admission rates and patient  mortality, and shortened length of stays, according to Truven.

The study also  found that patient expenses remained flat over the study period at 79 percent  of the hospitals.

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