St. Anthony Central Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s performance improvement leaders by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
St. Anthony Central Hospital and its senior management team were recognized for being one of a hundred hospitals making the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over five consecutive years (2002-2006). St. Anthony Central was the only hospital in Colorado selected for this award.
The 2007 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Performance Improvement Leaders have set national benchmarks for the rate and consistency of improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency, and financial stability. St. Anthony Central Hospital and its medical staff have made major strides in increasing the quality and efficiency of services locally.
Findings from the fifth edition of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Performance Improvement Leaders study appear in the August 11, 2008 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.
"We are deeply honored to receive this award," said Peter Makowski, St. Anthony Central Hospital CEO. "It validates the superlative work of our management team, physicians and associates for their dedication and untiring efforts in performance improvement."
"This study identifies superior leadership based on the success of hospital executive teams’ long-term strategies for strengthening performance," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters. "These are true ‘Good to Great’ leadership teams that have focused on improving quality, efficiency, use of evidence-based medicine, and financial stability in order to better serve their patients and communities."
St. Anthony Central Hospital is Colorado’s largest nonprofit Level I trauma center and home of Flight For Life Colorado, the nation’s first hospital-based emergency medical helicopter program. Located in Denver, Colorado, St. Anthony Central Hospital is a nationally recognized full-service health care organization with renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, neurosciences and orthopedics. This faith-based hospital has served Colorado for more than 100 years. St. Anthony Central Hospital is part of Centura Health, which operates 12 hospitals, seven senior residences, medical clinics and home care and hospice services across Colorado. For more information on St. Anthony Central Hospital, please visit www.stanthonyhosp.org.