Grounded in independent and objective methodology, our studies provide many benefits beyond identifying the nation's top healthcare performers. In fact, our research serves as a go-to guide to lead all players in the healthcare industry toward improved performance.
Hospital Performance Differences by Ownership, Size, and Teaching Status
Hospital Performance Differences by Size and Teaching Status
Hospital Performance Differences by Ownership
Our study of the effect of ownership, size, and teaching status on overall performance revealed that not-for-profit church-owned hospitals have had the greatest success achieving balanced excellence, but that no one size or teaching status category is superior on all performance metrics.
Survey of Top Hospital CEOs Finds Common Approach to Management and
Organizational Goal Development
Our annual CEO Insights research discovered links between 100 Top Hospitals award winners and Malcolm T. Baldrige leadership practices. We also found differences in organizational goals and process improvement initiatives between hospitals of different size and teaching status.
Health System Members Outperform
In the past, the benefits of health system membership have been difficult to prove statistically. Now, a recent study finds that health system member hospitals significantly outperform independent hospitals.
Governance in Large Nonprofit Health Systems: Current Profile and Emerging Patterns
Dr. Lawrence Prybil, UK College of Public Health, recently completed a study of governing boards in the country's largest health systems. The findings provided the basis for eight recommendations to assist CEOs in evaluating and improving performance.