Edward-Elmhurst named one of nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health

Edward-Elmhurst Health has been named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health. Edward-Elmhurst was one of five systems recognized in the Medium Health Systems category. The study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. nnEdward-Elmhurst Health is a 721-bed system that includes three hospitals – Edward Hospital in Naperville, Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (on the Edward Hospital campus), and an extensive ambulatory care network that provides comprehensive healthcare to residents of the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.nnEdward-Elmhurst is only the third Illinois health system to be recognized as a 15 Top Health System since the program began in 2008.nn“We are proud, honored and humbled to be recognized as a 15 Top Health System,” says Mary Lou Mastro, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “It’s a credit to our nurses, doctors and staff who’ve worked together to achieve an honor that says we’re delivering on our mission to provide safe, seamless and personal care.”nnThis year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,961 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement on a balanced scorecard that focuses on five areas of performance: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com. nn“The institutions recognized in the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems study are providing a blueprint for how to improve quality, lower costs and achieve outstanding patient satisfaction on a consistent basis,” says Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals program leader, IBM Watson Health. nnWatson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. For more information, visit www.ibm.com/watson/health. nnTo learn more about patient safety and quality of care at Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.EEHealth.org/patientsafety. nn

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