Leading the Way to Excellence
The renowned Truven Health Analytics annual 100 Top Hospitals® study uses objective research and
independent public data to recognize the best hospitals in the nation. Hospitals do not apply,
and winners do not pay to market this honor. Study results and winner lists are highly
anticipated each year and have been for two decades.
Our study is unique in that it evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organizational performance,
including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. It compares hospitals only
against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.
Identified from nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals, our award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient
outcomes can be achieved — while improving efficiency.
100 Top Hospitals Everest Award
A select few award winners each year earn the coveted Everest Award. This award honors hospitals that
have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five
2013 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners Announced Feb. 25, 2013
As always, our selected award winners have achieved performance excellence and are leading their peer
hospitals toward unprecedented improvements in healthcare. In fact, our study shows that if all hospitals
performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners:*
- More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved
- Nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication free
- $6 billion could be saved
- The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day
*Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year, 2013 100 Top Hospitals Study, 20th Edition
Watch for our 2014 study release February 2014.