RUSH University System for Health has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list, recognizing RUSH as one of the top-performing health systems 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 health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 349 health systems and 3,206 hospitals that are members of health systems. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify top performance benchmarks that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
“We are especially gratified that this honor recognizes the entire RUSH system for the priority we place on extraordinary patient care and our laser focus on hospital performance,” says Dr. Omar Lateef, president and CEO of the RUSH system and RUSH University Medical Center. “Health care has been — and continues to be — reshaped by COVID-19. This award is more proof that RUSH embraces change and transforms it into opportunity.”
Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems demonstrates RUSH’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. As compared to their peer health systems, the organizations included on the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list had better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and patient experience. These include lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, considering patient severity; care that resulted in fewer healthcare-associated infections; and lower 30-day readmission rates.
“We constantly look at patient experience and outcomes data to continuously inform our performance improvement initiatives,” said Paul E. Casey, MD, MBA, FACEP, chief medical officer at RUSH University Medical Center. “We are proud and honored to have another accolade to validate our assessment that we continue to provide high-quality of care to the patients and communities we serve.”
About the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list
The Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.