June 2005

Three Catholic Health Initiatives’ Market-Based Organizations Rank as Performance Improvement Leaders


Three of Catholic Health Initiatives’ market-based organizations appear on the list of the “100 Top Hospitals®: Performance Improvement Leaders” published by Solucient in the April 25 issue of Modern Healthcare. They are:
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.
  • St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.
The list recognizes U.S. hospitals that achieved the fastest rate of consistent annual clinical and organizational improvement during the five years from 1999 to 2003. The 100 Top Hospitals showed the ability to make positive changes and improve clinical outcomes and efficiency while growing in financial strength. In addition, the listed hospitals showed significant improvement in patient safety measures and improved their mortality and complication rates.

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Leaders at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark., display their recognition as a Top 100 Hospital for performance improvement. From left are Stephen Mansfield, president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent Health System; Ken Haynes, chief operating officer of St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center; Pam Stoyanoff, chief financial officer; LeRoy Walker, vice president of human resources; Marilyn Jones Davis, vice president of quality and resource management; and David Hall, MD, chief medical officer.