July 13, 2022
Richmond, VA — Five HCA Virginia hospitals in the Richmond market have been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list, formerly known as the IBM/ Watson Health 100 Top Hospital list. Chippenham Hospital, Johnston-Willis Hospital, and Henrico Doctors' Hospitals, which includes Parham Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital, are recognized for excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. In the “Large Community Hospital” category, Henrico Doctors' Hospitals earns the No. 8 spot and Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals is No. 19.
“Having five of our Richmond hospitals recognized by Fortune/Merative in the top 20 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to prioritize patient care,” said Tim McManus, president of HCA Healthcare's Capital Division. “Continuing to exceed in patient quality while on the frontlines of a global pandemic is directly related to our dedicated and passionate colleagues. We are proud that HCA Virginia serves as a model of excellence for the healthcare industry.”
Additionally, all five hospitals were selected out of just 25 nationwide to receive the 2022 Everest Award, which honors hospitals that have demonstrated both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement. The Everest Award recognizes the boards, executives, and medical staff leaders at hospitals who developed and executed the strategies that drove the highest rates of improvement, resulting in the highest performance in the United States at the end of five years.
Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, has identified the top hospitals after evaluating 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the United States. Merative is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry, and established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance. Though the name has changed over the years, the methodology behind the rankings remains the same. This list, published by Fortune Magazine, is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance.
According to Merative, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. 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 ratings from patients.
The 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. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.
For more information, visit the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals webpage.