Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

One of Five Hospitals in Massachusetts, and the only one in Greater Boston, to make Truven Health’s list 

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 4, 2014 – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Lahey Health, was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM. It was the only hospital in the Greater Boston area to receive the honor.   

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a physician-led, nonprofit hospital and group practice organization, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and comparative effectiveness research. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides quality healthcare in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation.

“We are pleased to be included among Truven Health’s 100 Top Hospitals in the United States,” said Lahey Health President and CEO Howard Grant, MD, JD. “This recognition demonstrates our ability to deliver safe, high quality and efficient care close to home while remaining innovative and forward-thinking – and that is Lahey Health.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the first time Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.

For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

Truven Health’s study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved  
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • More than $5.4 billion could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day

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About Lahey Health
Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It comprises nationally recognized, award-winning hospitals—including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals—primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Lahey Health offers nearly 1,000 locally based physicians, providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital physicians.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.

For more information, visit and its member websites at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services.