The Miriam Hospital named to IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals

March 5, 2019

The Miriam Hospital has been named among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health. 

The annual report “spotlights the best–performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard using publicly available data for clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics.”

Divided into four categories, the list grouped The Miriam, a major affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as among the top 15 “major teaching hospitals” in the nation. 

“While our top priority is to always deliver the best care possible to our patients -- not to seek honors – I am very proud that The Miriam Hospital has been included on this prestigious list of top hospitals in the country. It attests to the hard work of our medical leaders and staff in the face of very challenging times in our industry,” said Arthur J. Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to better meet the needs of our patients, and our staff knows that’s important to us and to our board. They want to do a good job and we listen to what they say about how we can improve. The culture of care here is very robust.”

Hospitals were evaluated based on a variety of performance metrics, including the following: 

•    (Lower rates better) Complications and infections, lengths of stay, emergency department wait times, and inpatient expenses

•    (Higher rates better) Survival, patient satisfaction and profit margin

The winners outperformed peer group hospitals within all 10 clinical and operational performance benchmarks evaluated in the study: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality, risk-adjusted complications, mean healthcare-associated infection, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission, severity-adjusted length of stay, mean emergency department throughput, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient expense per discharge, adjusted operating profit margin, and Hospital Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Provider (HCAHPS) scores. 

See the IBM Watson Health Top 100 list (formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics Top 100) here.

Richard Salit

The Miriam Hospital
401-793-7484
richard.salit@lifespan.org