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Asante named a 15 Top Health System in the nation for the eighth time

For the eighth year in a row, Asante has been named a 15 Top Health System in the nation. This is a remarkable achievement, with only one other health system in the country reaching this status, and that’s Mayo Clinic.…

This year’s 2020 award announcement by IBM Watson Health is twice as sweet, with Asante receiving accolades for not one — but two — major accomplishments!

For the eighth year in a row, Asante has been named a 15 Top Health System in the nation. This is a remarkable achievement, with only one other health system in the country reaching this status, and that’s Mayo Clinic.

“Every employee, provider, volunteer and board member throughout Asante has gone to incredible lengths to make sure our patients receive the best care possible, and this award honors them,” said Scott Kelly, Asante president and CEO. “I am truly inspired by the work they do every day, especially now under very stressful conditions, to ensure the safety of our patients while continuing to provide the quality medical care Asante is known for.”

This year’s study evaluated 332 health systems and 2,492 hospitals across the nation to identify the top 15 health systems with the highest overall achievement on five performance measures: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience.

The second reason to celebrate is Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has been named a 100 Top Hospital in the nation for the seventh time out of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S.

“Over the past four months, I have watched our teams across the Asante health system come together like never before,” said Mick Zdeblick, senior vice president and CEO at Asante Rogue Regional. “The level of collaboration and innovation systemwide reflects our commitment to the community and our patients. This award recognizes that dedication and is shared by every Asante employee.”

The 100 Top award recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.

These two awards come on the heels of other outstanding achievements: In February, all three Asante hospitals earned five stars from CMS — the top rating given — for overall hospital quality. This past December, Asante Rogue Regional was named one of IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals out of 989 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular services.

“Cardiovascular care is extremely complex, so to be recognized nationally as one of the 50 top providers of heart care is a testament to the unwavering dedication and expertise of our caregivers and providers, allowing us to give the highest quality care to our patients,” said Kristi Blackhurst, vice president of Operations at Asante Rogue Regional and Asante Ashland Community Hospital.

For both recognitions, winners delivered better patient outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.
“I’m exceptionally proud of everyone on our team for their hard work, excellent skills and never-ending care that made this achievement possible,” said Amanda Kotler, vice president of Nursing at Asante Rogue Regional and Asante Ashland Community Hospital.

ScottKelly

“Every employee, provider volunteer and board member has gone to incredible lengths to make sure our patients receive the best care possible.” — Scott Kelly, CEO

Mick Zdeblick

“I have watched our teams across the Asante health system come together like never before.” — Mick Zdeblick, CEO, ARRMC

Kristi Blackhurst

“To be recognized as one of the top providers of heart care is a testament to dedication of our caregivers.” — Kristi Blackhurst, VP of Operations, ARRMC and
AACH

Amanda Kotler

“I’m exceptionally proud of everyone on our team for their hard work, excellent skills and never-ending care.” — Amanda Kotler, VP of Nursing, ARRMC and
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