CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Named to Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on March 07, 2017

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health


TYLER, TX – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support health care cost and quality improvement.


“The hospital industry’s ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients and payers,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “The magnitude of improvement we’ve observed over the last five years is greater than any other five-year period we’ve tracked. On top of that, this year’s winners have reached new highs in performance in comparison to peers across the country, which suggests that improvement in value from hospitals is likely to continue.”


The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational 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 (patient rating of overall hospital performance).


“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this award,” said Jason Proctor, Chief Operating Officer, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. “Our designation as a Truven 100 Top Hospital® is an incredible accomplishment for our entire team, and I am proud of our CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and partner providers and the entire CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System team who made this a reality.”

Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:


  • Nearly than 89,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Over 61,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
  • Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.


To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, researchers evaluate close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has earned this award previously in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 before this our seventh honor.


“Once again, the effort and initiative of the entire CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances team on behalf of our patients has been rewarded by Truven, and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Chris Glenney, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “This award is a wonderful example of our commitment to providing the very highest quality health care the people of Northeast Texas, and each year our entire team works diligently with the goal of improving patient experience. We believe that by continually improving the quality of our care, advancing the services we provide and expanding access for our patients, we will continue to be recognized as a leader in health care as we work toward our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”


The winning hospitals were announced in the March 6th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit

Reviewed by Will K on March 07, 2017