FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, including its Hoke and Richmond campuses, was recognized today as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune.
Moore Regional Hospital is the only hospital in North Carolina to earn the prestigious designation as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the United States. This is the third consecutive year and eighth year overall that Moore Regional has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals.
The exclusive list was created using an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, nonbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award winners do not pay to market their honor.
“Today’s announcement marks the first time in FirstHealth’s history that Moore Regional has earned this distinction three years in a row,” said Mickey W. Foster, MHA, FirstHealth chief executive officer. “This repeated accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, providers and volunteers and their unwavering commitment to excellence. Their exceptional skill, compassion and teamwork continue to keep our health system at the forefront of health care and among the nation’s best.”
This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, the analysis found that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning hospitals, this year’s winners had:
*31% fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals.
*9 % fewer patients with complications.
*39 % fewer health care associated infections (HAIs).
*Nearly 20 % lower inpatient expenses per discharge.
*5-day shorter average length of stay.
*Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 77 percent versus 70 percent for non-winning hospitals.
“It is an incredible honor for FirstHealth to earn this designation year after year,” said Gary VonCannon, chair of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Board of Directors. “I am humbled and profoundly proud to serve this incredible organization, one that provides exceptional care and compassion to our community and stands as a beacon of excellence.”
Criteria for the 100 Top Hospitals® award encompassed clinical expertise, financial stewardship, operational efficiency, and most importantly, the quality of patients’ experiences.
“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing health care for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides, helps leaders make informed decisions for change, and proves that Moore Regional excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”