Two Northwestern-Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Named Among the Nation’s Top 15
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) have been ranked among the top 15 major teaching hospitals and top 100 hospitals overall in a recent study of the health care industry. Both ENH and NMH are member hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, where Northwestern medical students, residents, and fellows receive training. This is the eighth year that ENH has been recognized as a top 100 hospital, making it the only current eight-year awardee in the country. ENH and NMH are the only Illinois hospitals to make the list of top 15 major teaching hospitals.
“In addition to the recognition in the ‘100 Top Hospitals,’ we were identified as part of a small group consistently performing at national benchmark levels year after year,” says Mark Neaman, ENH president and CEO. “We are very pleased to be in this select group of hospitals that not only add value to their communities, but, more broadly, to the health care industry itself.”
The study, called “100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success,” was conducted by the Evanston, Illinois-based health care information company Solucient. The study recognizes 100 hospitals for setting national performance benchmarks in quality of care, operational efficiency, financial performance, and adaptation to the environment. The study scored facilities according to key measures including risk-adjusted mortality and complications, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, percent of outpatient revenue, total asset turnover, and data quality. Measures were calculated for five classes of hospitals: small, medium, and large community hospitals; teaching hospitals; and major teaching hospitals.