Kettering Health Network Among Top 10 In Nation

The Kettering Health Network was awarded a spot among the top ten health network by Thomson Reuters. In their annual health system benchmark study of all hospitals. The top 100 hospitals are selected to establish benchmark standards for hospitals. Out of the top 100 hospitals, the nation’s 10 health networks with the highest benchmarks were chosen.

The winners of this award outperformed their peers by providing better care, following standards of care more closely, saving more lives, creating fewer patient complications, making fewer patient safety errors, and earning better overall patient satisfaction scores.

This year’s top health systems had

* 12.3% fewer mortalities
* 13.2% fewer complications
* 5.4% better patient safety than their peers
* Patients returning home sooner — with an average length of stay more than half a day shorter than at similar systems — and with better longer-term outcomes.

One member of the Kettering Health Network is Greene Memorial Hospital located here in Xenia.

Source: Ohio Hospital Association, June 25, 2010 and Thomson Reuters

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