Jefferson University Hospitals

Jefferson Health System Named Among 15 Top Health Systems By Thomson Reuters

01/31/12

The Jefferson Health System, which includes Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Main Line Health, and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, has been named one of five of the highest performing health systems in the “large health systems” category of Thomson Reuter's fourth annual study identifying the top U.S. health systems based on balanced system-wide clinical performance.

The Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems study compiled data from more than 300 organizations and singled out 15 hospital systems that achieved superior clinical outcomes based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care and efficiency.

“It is an honor to receive this ranking and recognition from one of the world's leading independent rating organizations,” said Joseph Sebastianelli, president and CEO, Jefferson Health System. “Our ranking among other top health systems is a validation of how the thousands of employees and staff throughout our organization strive to provide world-class care to the communities we serve.”

“This prestigious recognition is a clear indication of the extraordinary efforts made by our thousands of doctors, nurses and staff,” says Jefferson Hospitals' President and CEO Thomas J. Lewis. “We set our standard very high. Quality care drives what we do each and every day. This honor tells of how committed we are to continually providing consistent, quality care to all of our patients.”

“This distinction is a direct result of the tremendous efforts on behalf of the teams at Main Line Health and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals who are dedicated to excellence,” said Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health. “The achievement truly reflects how our quality of care is leading the industry, and I extend my heartfelt appreciation to the entire Main Line Health team for consistently providing a superior patient experience to all who walk through our doors.”

Thomson Reuters combined individual hospital performance data from 2009 to 2011 into system level data that was then compared to 321 health systems around the country. The study compared all systems using eight performance measures related to quality and efficiency of care and patient satisfaction.

For more information, please visit the Thomson Reuters website: http://100tophospitals.com/

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Jefferson University Hospitals
Phone: 215-955-6300