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IBM Watson Health names Sycamore Medical Center one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

March 05, 2019

IBM Watson Health names Sycamore Medical Center one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

IBM Watson Health™ has named Sycamore Medical Center as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®. Formerly known as Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard using publicly available data for clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics.

This is the 10th time that Sycamore Medical Center has received the award—and the fifth consecutive year.

“This is a great honor to be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital,” says Walter Sackett, president of Sycamore Medical Center. “The real winners are the patients who are served by our dedicated volunteers, physicians and staff. It truly is a testament to our people who strive for excellence day in and day out.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of Sycamore and the other winning hospitals:

  • More than 103,000 additional lives could be saved
  • More than 38,000 additional patients could be complication free
  • More than $8.2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • Approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days

Overall, the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study found that the top-performing hospitals in the country achieved better risk-adjusted outcomes while maintaining both a lower average cost per patient and higher profit margin than peer group hospitals that were part of the study. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.