Hospital Leaderboards, Ranking Indiana’s Best Hospitals

Hospital Leaderboards, Ranking Indiana’s Best Hospitals

Indiana has a lot to brag about when it comes to the performance rankings of its hospitals and other medical institutions. In conducting research across numerous sources, who for the most part rely on federal data, it’s clear to see Indiana’s standing across many different kinds of service levels and outcomes is impressive on both the statewide and the national stage. But which ones are Indiana’s best hospitals?

That’s a tricky question to answer depending on the criteria you’re looking at. So, to paint the clearest picture for our readers, we decided to use a compilation of data from various outlets to provide not only variety by accuracy across multiple perspectives as well.

To begin, let’s take a look at the Indiana hospitals that stand out on the national level where our healthcare firms not only shine, but excel.

 

The National Stage –

Out of 50 states in the nation, some of which boast medical facilities among the best in the world, it’s always impressive to see Indiana hospitals and firms included among rankings of the most outstanding. Check out the latest Indiana companies to make national listings so far this year –


Indiana Hospitals on National “Top 100 Hospitals” List

Five Indiana hospitals were included on IBM Watson Health’s (NYSE: IBM) annual listing of the top 100 hospitals in the nation. The organization makes its rankings using data from Medicare and Medicaid across an array of categories including: survival rates, lengths of stay, inpatient expenses, emergency department wait times, complication and infection rates, profit margins, patient satisfaction, and more.

The Indiana hospitals on this year’s list, categorized by size, are:

Large Community Hospitals

  • Vincent Evansville – Evansville

Medium Community Hospitals

  • Indiana University Health North Hospital – Carmel

Small Community Hospitals

  • Parkview Huntington Hospital – Huntington
  • Parkview Noble Hospital – Kendallville
  • Vincent Fishers Hospital – Fishers

Source: IBM Watson Health 

 


Indiana Hospitals on National “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” List

  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital – Muncie
  • Memorial Hospital – South Bend
  • Vincent Heart Center of Indiana – Indianapolis

Source: IBM Watson Health

 


National Standout –

One Indiana company made the national list of the “Top 15 Health Systems”

  • Parkview Health, Fort Wayne

Source: IBM Watson Health

 


 

The State Level –  

The state level is where we’re able to take a look at more nuanced attributes of Indiana hospitals, breaking them down by specialty and performance outcomes. New data sources have provided us with unique insight into comparisons between companies and facilities this year. Take a look –


Highest-Ranked Hospitals from HealthInsight, Overall

HealthInsight is a private, nonprofit firm that develops its rankings of hospitals in each state using performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services across four key metrics: patient experience of care, health care associated infections, mortality rates, and hospital readmissions.

Here’s a look at their highest-rated Indiana hospitals overall, listed by percentile rank:

  • Henry County Memorial Hospital, New Castle
  • Witham Health Services, Lebanon
  • Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Franciscan Health Mooresville, Mooresville
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington
  • King’s Daughters’ Health, Madison
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper
  • Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield
  • Reid Health, Richmond
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City

Source: HealthInsight

 


Highest-Ranked Hospitals from HealthGrove, Overall

HealthGrove is a data-driven research firm that bases its overall hospital rankings on the following attributes: Truven Analytics ranking, Medicare performance score, number of cases, death rates from pneumonia, death rates from heart attack, catheter-associated infection rate, death rates from heart failure.

The following are HealthGrove’s top ten Indiana hospitals, listed by rank:

  1. IU Health, Indianapolis
  2. Vincent Hospital & Health Services, Indianapolis
  3. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville
  4. Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington
  5. IU Health North Hospital, Carmel
  6. Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis
  7. IU Health West Hospital, Avon
  8. Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus
  9. IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette
  10. Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany

Source: HealthGrove

 


Highest-Ranked Hospitals from U.S. News & World Report, Overall

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform news publisher that bases its best hospital rankings on several criteria using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Standard Analytical File database, the American Hospital Association, and others.

The organization’s highest-ranked Indiana hospitals for 2017-2018 are:

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • IU Health North Hospital, Carmel
  • IU Health West Hospital, Avon
  • Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington
  • Deaconess Hospital, Evansville
  • Hendricks Regional Health, Danville
  • IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne
  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Community Hospital, Munster
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 


Best-Performing Hospitals by Mortality Percentile Rank

Mortality percentile rankings are based on hospitals’ risk-adjusted 30-day mortality rates for patients hospitalized for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.

Long story short, the following hospitals do a better job at keeping people alive for those conditions. The higher they are on this list, the better their survival rates.

  • Methodist Hospitals, Gary/Merrillville
  • Catherine Hospital, East Chicago
  • Mary Medical Center, Hobart
  • IU Health West Hospital, Avon
  • Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie
  • Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • IU Health, Indianapolis
  • IU Health North, Carmel
  • Baptist Health Floyd, New Albany
  • Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester
  • IU Health Bloomington, Bloomington
  • Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso
  • The Heart Hospital at Deaconess, Newburgh
  • Vincent Evansville, Evansville

Source: HealthInsight

 


Best-Performing Hospitals for Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates

For health care associated infections, hospitals are ranked based on their reported incidences of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), surgical site infections (SSIs), MRSA Bacteremia, and C.difficile laboratory-identified events.

The higher a hospital on this list, the less likely its patients are to suffer treatment-related infections.

  • Henry County Memorial Hospital, New Castle
  • Memorial Hospital, Logansport
  • Deaconess’s The Women’s Hospital, Newburgh
  • Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw
  • DeKalb Health, Auburn
  • Vincent Kokomo, Kokomo
  • Witham Health Services, Lebanon
  • Franciscan Health Mooresville, Mooresville
  • Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Franciscan Health Munster, Munster

Source: HealthInsight

 


Hospitals with the Fewest Readmission Rates

For readmissions, hospitals are ranked based on their risk-adjusted, 30-day unplanned readmissions for all discharged patients (hospital-wide readmissions).

  • IU Health Bloomington, Bloomington
  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend
  • Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis
  • IU Health North, Carmel
  • Schneck Medical Center, Seymour
  • Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview, Fort Wayne
  • OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper
  • Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth
  • IU Health West Hospital, Avon

Source: HealthInsight

 


Hospitals Ranked by Home Health Care Performance Outcomes

Sixteen quality measures were used to analyze patient home care treatment and outcomes, including metrics like process of care measures, improvement measures, utilization measures, and others. The data was from the 2016 calendar year.

Ranked by quality measures, the hospitals with the best performances were:

  • Sullivan County Community Hospital Home Health, Sullivan
  • Brookdale Home Health Valparaiso, Portage
  • Home Health Crusaders, Inc., Portage
  • Premier Home Health Care LLC, Marion
  • Preferred Home Health Care, Inc., Indianapolis
  • First Choice Home Health Services Inc., Valparaiso
  • Golden Age Home Health Care, LLC, Greenwood
  • Kindred at Home, Avon
  • American Nursing Care Inc., Columbus
  • Schneck Medical Center Home Health Care, Seymour

Source: HealthInsight

 


Top-Ranked Nursing Homes in Indiana

Nursing home facilities were ranked on their average performance across 15 measures with reportable scores using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ’s nursing home data.

  1. Miller’s at Oak Pointe, Columbia City
  2. B & B Christian Healthcare Center, Indianapolis
  3. Miller’s Merry Manor, Dunkirk
  4. Miller’s Merry Manor, Portage
  5. Miller’s Merry Manor, Hartford City
  6. Miller’s Merry Manor, Wabash
  7. Miller’s Merry Manor, Hope
  8. Westminster Village Health & Rehab, Terre Haute
  9. Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver
  10. Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester
  11. Silver Memories Health Care, Versailles

Source: HealthInsight

 


 

The Seven Best Hospitals By Specialty –

We’ve gathered a fast look at the seven best hospitals categorized by specific treatment services. Check out the top-ranked hospitals listed by their performance score within the following specialties.


Seven Best Hospitals for Cancer Treatment

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Community Hospital North, Indianapolis
  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend
  • Community Hospital, Munster
  • Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Hammond
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 


Seven Best Hospitals for Cardiac and Heart Surgery

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie
  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville
  • Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Hammond
  • Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 


Seven Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • IU Health North Hospital, Carmel
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health, Mooresville
  • IU Health West Hospital, Avon
  • Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel
  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 


Seven Best Hospitals for Geriatrics

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • IU Health West Hospital, Avon
  • IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette
  • Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville
  • Catherine Hospital, East Chicago
  • Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 


Seven Best Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Evansville
  • Deaconess Hospital, Evansville
  • Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis
  • Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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