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Columbus Regional Hospital Named Top 100 Hospital

Annual Thomson Reuters’ study identifies top hospitals in the United States

Columbus, Ind. -   Columbus Regional Hospital has been named to Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals Award list for exceptional organizational performance.

Thomson Reuters conducts an annual study of 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals to identify the top hospitals based on their performance in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care.

"We are extremely proud to be named a Top 100 Hospital in the nation," said Jim Bickel, chief executive officer, Columbus Regional Hospital. "This prestigious award recognizes Columbus Regional Hospital's commitment to deliver the highest quality care and service to patients and the community and honors the hard work of our employees, physicians and volunteers."

"The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities and payers," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.

Columbus Regional Hospital is one of eight hospitals in Indiana to have been named to the national list. Thomson Reuters used public information, including Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare data.

About Thomson Reuters
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About Columbus Regional Hospital
Columbus Regional Hospital is a leading provider of quality health care services in Columbus, Indiana serving the southeastern Indiana region. Columbus Regional Hospital's commitment to serving the community and being at the forefront of quality patient care is recognized by several national accreditation organizations. Columbus Regional Hospital won the 2007 American Hospital Association - McKesson Quest for Quality Prize®, the highest quality honor awarded by the hospital industry, and also ranks as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana.


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