January 25, 2010
For the third consecutive year, Catholic Health, Buffalo, NY, has been named to the nation’s list of the most integrated healthcare networks, the “2010 SDI IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100.” Published on January 25, 2010, in “Modern Healthcare,” the ranking recognizes the 100 most integrated networks out of 570 health systems, graded annually on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency.
Catholic Health placed 51st on the SDI IHN 100 list and was named to the top 10 of health systems in the Northeast for the second year in a row, joining North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y.; Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa. and Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Conn. Click here for a complete list of the top 100 healthcare networks.
“It’s hard evidence we are among the top performing health systems in the country, which has always been one of our major goals,” said Joseph D. McDonald, president and CEO of Catholic Health. “Patients who select Catholic Health are getting care from one of best health systems in the nation.”
“The SDI designation provides a benchmark comparing us to the best health systems across the nation,” McDonald added. “This third consecutive Top 100 designation demonstrates that we putting better care systems in place in partnership with our physicians
Catholic Health has continually moved up the SDI list since 2008, when it first made the Top 100 and placed 96th. Last year the health system moved up to 64th place. “We are constantly striving for performance improvement, so we are very pleased with our progress, but we are never satisfied. We need to do even better,” McDonald said. “Catholic Health is in the company of some very strong health systems and this recognition is one more affirmation of the work all our associates and physicians to improve care processes, access and quality for our patients.”
The SDI IHN 100 survey program invites hundreds of health systems from across the nation to submit survey case presentations in eight critical success factors including: integration, outpatient utilization, integrated technology, financial stability, services and access, contract capabilities, and physicians. Health systems are graded on performance levels in each category, which are weighted in value, resulting in an overall score and placement in the ranking.
The rankings are conducted by SDI Health LLC, a nationally recognized healthcare data and consulting firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The full report on the 2010 SDI IHN 100 is published in the January 25 edition of Modern Healthcare. Participation in the SDI 100 survey is voluntary and no fees are charged to participating organizations.