Sentara Leigh Hospital named a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S., according to national data
Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the 7th time Sentara Leigh Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing teaching hospitals in the United States.
To create the top 100 hospitals list, researchers evaluated public data from 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly known as IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
“We are honored to once again be recognized nationally as a top hospital. The entire team at Sentara Leigh Hospital has a strong commitment to our patients, community, and each other to always prioritize patient-centered care,” said Joanne Inman, President of Sentara Leigh Hospital. “This award is a testament to the combined positive impact of a skilled clinical team alongside a strong healthcare system.”
Sentara Leigh Hospital (SLH) is a 274-bed facility with one of the region’s busiest emergency departments. SLH is well known for its exceptional surgical programs, maternity center, inpatient medical care, and patient-friendly outpatient services. According to Merative, hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list have better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators compared to similar hospitals. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare-associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and patient ratings.
The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs, and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress.
For more information, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/.
By: Kelly Kennedy