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Truven Health Analytics names Sycamore Medical Center one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

March 06, 2017

Truven Health Analytics™, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business, has named Sycamore Medical Center as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information, analytic tools, and related expertise to the healthcare industry to improve quality, efficiency, and outcomes.

Sycamore is the only hospital in the Greater Dayton area to achieve this designation. This is the 8th time the hospital has received the award.

“We are extremely honored to receive this distinction for the 8th time,” says Walter Sackett, president of Sycamore Medical Center. “This award acknowledges our focus on delivering exceptional quality care to each patient. We will continue to promote high quality and safety goals throughout our hospital.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of Sycamore and the other winning hospitals:

  •          Nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved
  •          More than 61,000 additional patients could be complication free
  •          More than $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  •          The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  •          More than 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
  •          Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It uses a validated, national balanced scorecard that evaluates hospitals on measures of patient care and satisfaction, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,740 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply for awards, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at