Catholic Health Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Value

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June 2, 2010


For the second consecutive year, all three Catholic Health hospitals – Sisters of Charity, Kenmore Mercy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo – have been named “Five-Star Hospitals” in Cleverley + Associates’ 2010 Community Value Index® (CVI). In addition, Sisters of Charity Hospital placed in the top 100 of the 547 Five-Star hospitals, earning Cleverley’s Community Value 100 designation for the fifth consecutive year.

A leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhance strategies, Cleverley + Associates, based in Worthington, Ohio, evaluates over 2,700 health care facilities in four key areas:

  • financial viability
  • costs
  • charges
  • quality performance

The Five-Star rating places Catholic Health’s hospitals in the top 20 percent of these facilities. The complete report was recently published in Cleverly’s State of the Hospital Industry - 2010 Edition.

“Continued national recognition for our hospitals is one more indicator that Catholic Health is among the nation’s top performing health systems,” said Joseph D. McDonald, president and CEO of Catholic Health. “More importantly, it is further validation we are meeting the healthcare needs of the community in a financially responsible, efficient, effective and quality-driven manner.”

Earlier this year, Catholic Health was named one of the nation’s most integrated healthcare networks for the third consecutive year, in the 2010 SDI IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100. This ranking recognizes the 100 most integrated networks, out of more than 500 health systems graded annually on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency. Catholic Health ranked 51 in the nation and in the top 10 in the Northeast, the highest ranking among Western New York health systems.

“Value has become an increasingly important factor in healthcare,” McDonald added. "Patients and business leaders should expect high quality and cost effective care in their hospitals. As evidenced by these recognitions, we are pleased to deliver both.”