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Congratulations to Lovelace Westside Hospital for being the only hospital in New Mexico to make the Truven Health Analytics top 100 hospital list based on their overall organizational performance.  

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information, including Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

Truven also said that if inpatients who are Medicare beneficiaries treated at all the other 2,822 hospitals received the same level of care as those treated in the top 100, more than 164,000 lives would be saved, 82,000 additional patients would not have incurred complications from their hospitalizations, $6 billion would have been saved, and the average length of stay would have been decreased by a half a day.

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