Parkview Huntington Hospital again ranks among elite in USA

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) has been recognized among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health.

This is the sixth time PHH has been named.

“Earning this prestigious recognition six times – and for the past five consecutive years – shows our patients they can expect consistency in the high quality of care we provide,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “We’re so pleased to be acknowledged as a top performer among all U.S. hospitals of our size, as it really validates our efforts to build a world-class team of people dedicated to bringing the best of healthcare to our neighbors here in Huntington County.”

The 100 Top Hospitals study has been conducted annually since 1993. The study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, addressing inpatient mortality, 30-day mortality rate, complications, core measures, 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted average length of stay, mean emergency room throughput, inpatient expense per discharge, Medicare spend per beneficiary, adjusted operating profit margin, and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score, which is the patient rating of overall hospital performance.

PHH was a winner in the “Small Community Hospital” category (25 – 99 beds), which consisted of 20 top performers chosen from a field of 851 comparably sized facilities. That number of peer hospitals grew from the previous field size of 803 in each of the past four years.

“The country’s best hospitals have proven that an unrelenting focus on quality, supported by constant measurement against peer performance benchmarks, can drive improved outcomes while reducing costs and growing profit margins,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health.

“Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities.”

Based on the results of the study, Watson Health has concluded that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved in-hospital.

More than 43,000 additional patients could be free of complications.

The typical patient could be released from the hospital almost half a day sooner and would
have 2 percent fewer expenses related to the complete episode of care than the median
patient in this country.

Over 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

Patients could spend 17 minutes less in hospital emergency rooms per visit.

More than 2,700 hospitals were evaluated in the study. Winners were announced in the March 5 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit