Valleywise Health Medical Center (formerly Maricopa Medical Center) has been recognized as one of IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals. This is the first time Valleywise Health Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top-performing major teaching hospitals in the U.S.
Valleywise Health Medical Center also received an “Everest Award,” which recognizes hospitals that have earned the “100 Top Hospitals” designation and ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for fastest rate-of-improvement during a five-year period.
“This achievement illustrates the dedication of our board members, our partner physicians at District Medical Group, employees, volunteers and community members,” said Steve Purves, president and chief executive officer of Valleywise Health.
The IBM Watson Health Top Hospitals study spotlights top-performing hospitals based on evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the US. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. Of the 100 hospitals honored, only 15 large teaching hospitals were recognized, and only 20 hospitals earned the Everest Award, with Valleywise the on Arizona hospital to earn an Everest.
The lists of the top hospitals and health systems were published by Fortune.
“From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, the organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high-value, patient-centered care and innovation,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., vice president and chief health officer, IBM Watson Health. “It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”