Sarah Bush Lincoln Named 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital

Sarah Bush Lincoln has been named by iVantage Health Analytics as a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospitals for its performance across a broad set of measurements placing it in the top 15 percent of hospitals across the nation. It is one of only 16 other Illinois hospitals to receive this designation.

“Sarah Bush Lincoln is pleased to be recognized as a HEALTHSTRONG Hospital. We place a tremendous emphasis on quality, performance and satisfaction, and this honor is proof positive that our efforts are making a difference to the hospital and the community that we serve. I am delighted to be able to celebrate this award with our physicians, staff and community,” Tim Ols, SBL President & CEO said.

Ols added, “Our employees are empowered and encouraged to find better ways to deliver exceptional care to meet all our patients’ and customers’ expectations. This recognition is an indication that our employees have taken the lead and made substantial and sustainable operational changes.”

The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Sarah Bush Lincoln, highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX™.  The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of hospitals and the results recognize the top performing hospitals – measuring them across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at http://www.ivantagehealth.com/2014-healthstrong-hospitals/.

“iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new healthcare by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making,” John R. Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, said. “The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveal that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide.” 

For more information, please contact Craig Sheagren, Sarah Bush Lincoln Vice President, Finance, 217 258-2513.

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare.