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Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health

East Liverpool, Ohio – July 20, 2022. – East Liverpool City Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is East Liverpool City Hospital’s 5 th consecutive honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was published by Fortune.

Merative, a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

President and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital, Krista McFadden states, “Being selected as a Merative Top 100 Hospital is an honor. To be selected for the 5th consecutive year speaks to the level of commitment and dedication that our team has to ensuring excellence in care for the communities which we support. We look forward to continued excellence and quality outcomes and dedicated service to our patients, their families and our community!”

Dawn Gerz, Chief Nursing Officer adds, “We are so very pleased to, once again, be a 2022 recipient of this honor! Here at East Liverpool City Hospital, we are committed to providing the absolute best patient care and overall patient experience. Our entire hospital team is committed to achieve this goal and are very proud to receive this award!”

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates East Liverpool City Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.