Hill Country Memorial Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

On March 4, Hill Country Memorial was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM for the eighth time. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

Hill Country Memorial was one of nine Texas hospitals to receive the 100 Top Hospitals designation.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Hill Country Memorial CEO, Jayne Pope.  “This recognition represents our commitment at Hill Country Memorial to deliver exceptional care to every person we serve.”

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 10 clinical and operational areas including patient care, operational efficiency, financial stability, and patient experience surveys.

Based on the results of this year’s study, the 100 Top Hospitals study estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 103,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 38,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • More than $8.2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved; and
  • Approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

“At a time when research shows that the U.S. spends nearly twice as much on healthcare as other high-income countries, yet still has poorer population health outcomes , the 100 Top Hospitals are bucking the trend by delivering consistently better care at a lower cost,” said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health.”

Hill Country Memorial is a health care organization in the heart of the Texas Hill Country that has gained a reputation for delivering remarkable care.  Hill Country Memorial was founded in Fredericksburg in 1971.  Today, the organization serves the communities of a 13-county region and includes a hospital, medical offices, immediate care clinics, and a host of other specialties.  Learn more about Hill Country Memorial at www.hillcountrymemorial.org.