March 2005

Three Market-based Organizations Named to 100 Top Hospitals® List

Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky.; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb., have been named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals® for 2004 by Solucient. The 100 benchmark hospitals had higher survival rates, lower complication rates and lower expenses than their peers. Solucient’s study also found that the 100 Top Hospitals treated sicker patients with fewer staff, yet had better patient outcomes. On average, salary and benefits were $1,900 per year higher per full-time staff member and patients were released nearly half a day earlier than at peer hospitals. For more information, visit