June 30, 2020
Sarasota, Florida - Patients who are cared for at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota consistently comment about the positive experiences they have. Teams of caregivers work every day focusing on quality and safety and because of that dedication, today the hospital was named as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Fortune/IBM Watson Health®. According to the organization, the list identifies top-performing hospitals that have good results on clinical outcomes, efficiency, and patient experience. It evaluates hospital readmission rates, length of stay, experiences in emergency rooms, and ratings from patients among other indicators.
“…the organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high-value, patient-centered care, and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top-performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health.
“Each day our team focuses on quality, safety, and providing compassionate care to our community. I thank them for their dedication to this. Even with the recent pandemic we have not wavered from this commitment and it shows in recognitions such as this,” said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
To make the list, researchers evaluated Medicare cost reports, Medicare data, core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from more than 3,000 acute care hospitals in the United States.