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Hospital Value Index: Top 100 Best in Value [TM] Hospitals Released.

Hospitals in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Alabama and North Carolina cited the most

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Data Advantage, LLC announced today the Top 100 Hospital: Best in Value Hospitals[TM] list from the 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index[TM], the first and only national study on U.S. hospitals and the value of care they provide.

The hospitals in the Top 100 list represent nearly every state in the U.S. The states with the most hospitals achieving Top 100 Best in Value[TM] recognition were: New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Alabama and North Carolina.

"These are the hospitals that set the bar for the nation when it comes to value. If every hospital performed at the level of the Top 100, we found that more than $60 billion per year could be saved," said Hal Andrews, CEO of Data Advantage.

"The Hospital Value Index[TM] winners are a geographically diverse group of hospitals that have a proven ability to deliver high value care to their communities and represent a model of care that other U.S. hospitals should look to," added Andrews. "As legislators consider health reform, we believe that it will be increasingly important to recognize and reward those hospitals that deliver outstanding value."

These results are part of the findings from the 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index[TM] study, an analysis of the value of care provided at more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals. As part of the release, Data Advantage is inviting hospitals and healthcare leaders to participate in the Voices of Value[TM] Summit, which will take place in Chicago December 7-9. Industry leaders will convene at the Westin Chicago River North and discuss topics such as value, affordability, efficiency and patient satisfaction.

In alphabetical order, the Top 100 list of hospitals from the 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index[TM] study is:

* Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center (Omaha, NE)

* Alegent Health Mercy Hospital (Council Bluffs, IA)

* Alegent Health Midlands Hospital (Papillion, NE)

* Alleghany Regional Hospital (Low Moor, VA)

* Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Elmira, NY)

* Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA)

* Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (Springville, NY)

* Billings Clinic (Billings, MT)

* Bon Secours -Memorial Regional Medical (Mechanicsville, VA)

* Butler Memorial Hospital (Butler, PA)

* Carolinas Med Center-Mercy (Charlotte, NC)

* Carolinas Med Center-University (Charlotte, NC)

* Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast (Concord, NC)

* Centra Health (Lynchburg, VA)

* Chelsea Community Hospital (Chelsea, MI)

* Citizens Medical Center (Victoria, TX)

* Clinch Valley Medical Center (Richlands, VA)

* Cobleskill Regional Hospital (Cobleskill, NY)

* Community Medical Center (Toms River, NJ)

* Connally Memorial Medical Center (Floresville, TX)

* Cullman Regional Medical Center (Cullman, AL)

* Dixie Regional Medical Center (Saint George, UT)

* Dubois Regional Medical Center (Du Bois, PA)

* Flowers Hospital (Dothan, AL)

* Forsyth Memorial Hospital (Winston Salem, NC)

* Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA)

* Gaston Memorial Hospital (Gastonia, NC)

* Graham Regional Medical Center (Graham, TX)

* Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (Ronceverte, WV)

* Hamilton General Hospital (Hamilton, TX)

* Heart Hospital of Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)

* Heartland Regional Medical Center (Saint Joseph, MO)

* Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (Clinton Township, MI)

* Heritage Valley Sewickley (Sewickley, PA)

* Holland Community Hospital (Holland, MI)

* Integris Mayes County Medical Center (Pryor, OK)

* Jackson Purchase Medical Center (Mayfield, KY)

* Jefferson Memorial Hospital (Crystal City, MO)

* Kettering Medical Center (Dayton, OH)

* Kettering Medical Center -Sycamore (Miamisburg, OH)

* Lakeside Memorial Hospital (Brockport, NY)

* Lakeview Med Center (Rice Lake, WI)

* McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (Oxford, OH)

* Meadowview Regional Medical Center (Maysville, KY)

* Medical Center Enterprise (Enterprise, AL)

* Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL)

* Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus (Muskegon, MI)

* Mercy Health Partners- Mercy Campus (Muskegon, MI)

* Mercy Medical Center (Des Moines, IA)

* Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)

* Methodist Medical Center of Illinois (Peoria, IL)

* Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, TN)

* Minden Medical Center (Minden, LA)

* Monroe County Hospital (Monroeville, AL)

* Montgomery Regional Hospital (Blacksburg, VA)

* Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center (Lewiston, NY)

* Nebraska Heart Hospital (Lincoln, NE)

* Northwest Medical Center (Winfield, AL)

* Oklahoma Heart Hospital (Oklahoma City, OK)

* Owatonna Hospital (Owatonna, MN)

* Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, CA)

* Parkway Medical Center (Decatur, AL)

* Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville (Huntersville, NC)

* Redmond Regional Medical Center (Rome, GA)

* Reid Hospital & Health Care Services (Richmond, IN)

* Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, NY)

* Saint Joseph Hospital (London, KY)

* Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital (Saline, MI)

* Saint Vincent Health Center (Erie, PA)

* Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (Mattoon, IL)

* Spectrum Health United Memorial -United Campus (Greenville, MI)

* St. Alexius Medical Center (Bismarck, ND)

* St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City, OK)

* St. Anthony Regional Hospital (Carroll, IA)

* St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY)

* St. Francis Health Center (Topeka, KS)

* St. Joseph Health Center (Warren, OH)

* St Josephs Hospital (Chippewa Falls, WI)

* St. Josephs Mercy Health Center (Hot Springs, AR)

* St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Sioux City, IA)

* St. Mary's Health Center (Jefferson City, MO)

* St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NY)

* St. Vincent Healthcare (Billings, MT)

* St. Vincent Hospital (Worcester, MA)

* Tawas St. Joseph Hospital (Tawas City, MI)

* Thomasville Medical Center (Thomasville, NC)

* Trinity Hospitals (Minot, ND)

* United Hospital Center (Clarksburg, WV)

* Unity Hospital of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

* UPMC McKeesport (McKeesport, PA)

* UPMC Northwest (Seneca, PA)

* UPMC Passavant (Pittsburgh, PA)

* Venice Regional Medical Center (Venice, FL)

* Walker Baptist Medical Center (Jasper, AL)

* Wesley Medical Center (Hattiesburg, MS)

* West Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, CA)

* Western Baptist Hospital (Paducah, KY)

* Wheeling Hospital (Wheeling, WV)

* White River Medical Center (Batesville, AR)

* Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center (Williamsport, PA)

For more information on the Voices of Value[TM] Summit and the Best in Value[TM] Hospitals, please visit www.HospitalValueIndex.com.

About Data Advantage, LLC

Data Advantage, LLC is a privately held healthcare information company that specializes in providing hospitals and other healthcare-related businesses with independent and objective business intelligence. The company has aggregated and compiled a warehouse of the most insightful information about healthcare utilization and maintains comprehensive benchmarks about the financial, operational and clinical performance of the U.S. hospital industry. For more information, visit www.data-advantage.com or call 866-996-3282.
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