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Kettering Health Network named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems

April 24, 2017

Truven Health Analytics™ has named Kettering Health Network as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the country. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The ninth annual Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study identifies the top health systems in the United States, based on balanced, system-wide clinical and administrative performance.

This is the fifth time Kettering Health Network has been recognized with this achievement. Only three other healthcare systems in the nation have received the award more than five times. 

“Everything we do as a faith-based organization centers around how to provide the best care for our patients,” says Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health Network. “This recognition is because of our dedicated physicians, nurses, employees, and volunteers, who provide exceptional, compassionate care to every person who comes through our doors.”

Among the key findings in this year’s study: Winning health systems achieved lower ER wait times, higher survival rates and fewer errors than non-winning health systems. Specifically, ER wait times were 17.5 % lower for winning health systems versus non-winning peer group hospitals; overall mortality rates were 13.4% lower; and complication rates were 8.5% lower.

Additional winning health system performance metrics include:

  • Lower Cost Per Episode: The 15 Top Health System winners spent 5 percent less per care episode than non-winning peer systems.
  • Shorter Hospital Stays: The 15 Top Health System winners discharged patients from the hospital a half-day sooner than non-winners.
  • Higher Patient Satisfaction Scores: Winning 15 health systems attained average Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores that were 7 percentage points higher than non-winning peers.