Leading the way were 17 HCA Healthcare hospitals in eight states that earned spots on the Fortune magazine/IBM Watson Health ranking of 100 Top Hospitals. In addition, our Continental Division — which includes HealthONE, based in Denver, Colorado, and Wesley Healthcare, based in Wichita, Kansas — was named the nation’s No. 1 large health system as part of the Fortune/IBM Watson 15 Top Health Systems list.
“It’s a great honor for our top-performing hospitals to be acknowledged for their unyielding dedication to innovation and high-value, patient-centered care,” says Dr. Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer and president of the Clinical Operations Group, at HCA Healthcare. “The commitment of our clinicians, caregivers and all colleagues to drive best practices toward the delivery of safe, effective care has been amplified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to evolve to meet challenges and realize opportunities during this global crisis and beyond.”
Hospitals were selected from more than 3,100 short-term, acute care, nonfederal facilities. Compared with peer hospitals throughout the nation, the top 100 were determined to have better survival rates, fewer patient complications, shorter stays and lower inpatient expenses.
“Year after year, our hospitals show extraordinary leadership,” says Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive. “While this year has brought unique challenges, our care facilities have met [them] admirably and with great resilience, finding new ways to provide superb care and support our patients and communities during this pandemic. HCA Healthcare’s committed physicians, nurses and colleagues have stretched themselves not only to see the path forward, but also to create the path forward.”