Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

"When we decided to build this facility in Rockwall, we set out with the foremost goal of providing the highest quality of care to this community," says Gary Bonacquisti, MD, Texas Health Rockwall's Chief Medical Officer. "And we searched for caring individuals to help us achieve that goal. We are very proud of our staff and physicians who work tirelessly to reach that goal and are humbled by this great honor."

Hospitals do not apply for this recognition; they are simply selected based upon their outstanding performance in these measures. The 2014 award is based upon hospital data reviewed from 2011 through 2012. The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance.

"Texas Health Rockwall's ongoing commitment to advancing the quality and value of the services we provide for our community is readily apparent in the everyday actions of the people who make up every department in the facility," says Cindy Paris, RN and hospital president. "This recognition celebrates the dedicated efforts of every staff member, physician and leader who are responsible for providing the best care possible."

"This year's 100 Top Hospitals set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. "The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization."

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • More than $5.4 billion could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.