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In annual 100 Top Hospitals list, Parkview Noble Hospital ranks fifth in the nation among small community hospitals

KENDALLVILLE, IND. – JULY 12, 2022 – Parkview Noble Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list, ranking fifth best in the nation for the small community hospitals category.

This is the fourth time in five years that Parkview Noble has been awarded 100 Top Hospitals recognition.

“We could not be more pleased to receive this distinction,” said Gary Adkins, president of Parkview Noble Hospital. “I think it really boils down to our culture. We are committed to Parkview’s mission and values, and our co-workers display world-class teamwork and professionalism. The people who work here at Parkview Noble are driven to meet our brand promise of excellent care for every person, every day. This award is a result of that commitment.”

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the United States. 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.

Winning hospitals are ranked in five categories with 20 in each category: major teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals, and large, medium and small community hospitals. Parkview Noble Hospital was ranked fifth in the small community hospitals category (non-teaching with 25 – 99 acute-care beds).

This year’s award puts Parkview Noble Hospital in distinguished company as it was one of only two Indiana hospitals named to the list for 2022. In the award’s history, only one comparably sized Indiana hospital has won the 100 Top Hospitals honor more than Parkview Noble, and that is a sister facility, seven-time winner Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Adkins attributes this consistently strong performance to Parkview Health’s high standards and system strengths: “As a Parkview hospital, we have access to a world-class quality and safety department as well as other support resources that have enabled us to meet significant patient and community needs, even during the pandemic, without compromising quality of care.”

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals validates Parkview Noble’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing 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.

According to Merative’s 100 Top Hospitals study projections, if all U.S. hospitals could achieve the performance benchmarks reached by this year’s winners:

  • More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved in-hospital
  • Over 55,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • Over $12.5 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The typical patient could be released from the hospital almost a half-day sooner
  • Over 18,600 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days

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About the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About Merative

Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps clients orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at 100 Top Hospitals® is a registered trademark of Merative.