Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County recognized for excellence by IBM Watson Health
Downers Grove, IL and Milwaukee, WI – In recognition of its performance on patient safety, quality of care, financial stability, operational efficiency and patient satisfaction measures, Advocate Aurora Health has once again been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list by IBM Watson Health™, formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals.
Three hospitals in the Advocate Aurora system – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., and Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Wis. were among only ten Illinois and Wisconsin hospitals that achieved the recognition.
Advocate Illinois Masonic was one of only two Chicago area Major Teaching Hospitals to make the list, Advocate Sherman was one of two Large Community Hospitals honored from Illinois while Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County was one of only two Small Community Hospitals named from Wisconsin. Advocate Sherman Hospital was also honored with the Everest Award, which distinguishes hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.
"This honor reflects the dedication of our physicians, nurses and team members to delivering the highest quality care in the safest possible environment," said Jim Skogsbergh, president and chief executive officer of Advocate Aurora Health. "Their unwavering commitment to making our communities healthier and helping people live well combined with our laser focus on safety, health outcomes, consumer experience and cost is what makes Advocate Aurora Health one of the strongest health care organizations in the country."
To make IBM Watson Health's elite group, hospitals must not only provide the best possible care for patients, they must also demonstrate excellence as an efficiently run business. IBM Watson Health considers the Top 100 as shining examples for others to follow.
The Advocate Aurora sites were chosen from 3,156 eligible U.S. hospitals. Key performance benchmarks for award winners included survival rates, readmission rates and shorter length of stay, among others.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2017.