May 5, 2005
Rhode Island Hospital was named one of the nation's top performance improvement leader hospitals by Solucient for the second consecutive year. It is the only hospital in Rhode Island to be included in the listing.
Rhode Island Hospital and its senior management team were recognized for developing consistent and effective organizationwide performance improvement across critical measures at a faster rate than other U.S. hospitals from 1999 to 2003. These measures include quality of care, operational efficiency, and financial performance. Findings from the second edition of Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders study appear in the April 25, 2005 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
Facilities recognized on the performance improvement leaders list are represented across five hospital classes. Rhode Island Hospital was among the 15 major teaching hospitals recognized in the study, along with such hospitals as Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
"It is really wonderful that Rhode Island Hospital has received this recognition," says Joseph Amaral, MD, president and CEO. "What is even more meaningful is knowing that we have been recognized for improving our patients' experience and clinical outcomes as the care of our patients is our top priority."