Catholic Health in Top 30 of Nationwide Top 100 Integrated Health Network Rankings

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January 28, 2011

For the fourth consecutive year, Catholic Health has been named to the list of the nation's most integrated healthcare networks, the “2011 SDI IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100,” published on January 24, 2011, in “Modern Healthcare” Magazine.

Catholic Health placed 30th on the SDI IHN 100 nationwide list, first in New York State and third in the Northeast.

In the new report Catholic Health jumped from 51st place in last year's survey, an improvement of 21 places.

The ranking recognizes the 100 most integrated networks nationwide, graded annually on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency. The survey evaluated 576 health systems across the nation.

“Our consistent improvement over the last four years is another indicator that we continue to progress as a high performing health system,” said Joseph D. McDonald, president and CEO of Catholic Health. “Patients who select Catholic Health can rest assured they are getting great care from one of best health systems in the nation.”

“The bar moved even higher in this year’s rankings, as we compete among the best health systems nationally,” McDonald said. “We have a focused team at Catholic Health and a solid partnership with our physicians, dedicated to putting better care systems in place SDI Top 100to benefit our patients.”

Why Third Party Recognition is Important

The data behind third party recognition offers our team in-depth information, which we can use to strengthen our programs, services and internal operations.

Recognition by third party organizations is an important factor in our efforts to measure ourselves against national benchmarks. They show us that we are on the right track as we compare ourselves to best practices and the best health systems across the nation.

Catholic Health has continually improved in the SDI survey since 2008, when it first made the Top 100 list. “While we are very pleased with our progress, we are never satisfied,” McDonald said. “This recognition is one more affirmation of the work all our associates and physicians do to redesign our healthcare model and improve care, access and quality for our patients.”

Catholic Health SDI IHN 100 rankings from 2008 - 2011:

  • 2011 – 30th
  • 2010 – 51st
  • 2009 – 64th
  • 2008 – 96th

Catholic Health SDI Rankings

The SDI IHN 100 survey program invites hundreds of health systems from across the nation to submit survey case presentations in eight critical areas 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 survey is conducted by SDI Health LLC, a nationally recognized healthcare data and consulting firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Participation in the SDI 100 survey is voluntary and no fees are charged to participating organizations. The full report on the 2011 SDI IHN 100 is published in the January 24 edition of Modern Healthcare