ASHLAND, KY — For the fourth consecutive year, King’s Daughters has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson®, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that achieve excellence five key areas:
KDMC is the only hospital in the region to be named among The 100 Top Hospitals. In fact, no other hospital within 100 miles of Ashland is among the 100 Top Hospitals. The medical center was selected among the nation’s top 20 “Large Community Hospitals,” a category that includes medical center with more than 250 beds.
KDMC President/CEO Fred Jackson said, “This award is a direct reflection on the coordinated work effort and work ethic of our 3,700 team members. They not only work hard to care for our patients, but they also work smart—allowing Team KDMC to consistently deliver high quality, customer-focused healthcare. Having four consecutive Thomson Top 100 awards clearly validates why we are the region’s healthcare provider of choice. We are making a difference in the health of our community.”
The 100 Top Hospitals award is not a formal competition which hospitals choose to enter. Instead, Thomson independently analyzes hospital performance across the entire organization, including contributions from medical staff, nurses and technologists, and management. Key measurements include:
This recognition of clinical quality is the latest national recognition for KDMC. Other recent accolades include:
The 100 Top Hospitals have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free, and attract more patients while maintaining a positive financial performance. Thomson estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those in the 100 Top Hospitals winners:
To learn more about the 100 Top Hospitals award, please visit http://www.100tophospitals.com.
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