For the seventh year in a row, Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) named Renown Health one of the nation’s top 100 integrated healthcare networks (IHNs). Renown moved up two rankings from last year and was the only healthcare network in Nevada to make the 2010 list.
“Being ranked as one of the top 100 integrated health networks nationally is an important indicator of a health system’s ability to offer quality patient care,” said Jim Miller, Renown Health president and chief executive officer. “This recognition is particularly significant in that it encompasses our physician, insurance, outpatient and long-term care services, as well as the hospitals within our network.”
SDI’s annual report, published annually by Modern Healthcare, is regarded as the nation’s premier rating system for evaluating integrated healthcare networks on their performance and degree of integration. A total of 593 non-specialty, local and regional healthcare networks were surveyed for the 2010 ranking. The ratings are based on each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization in each of eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physicians.
“Being among the best in the nation speaks to the dedication of the employees, volunteers and physicians throughout our organization,” said Miller. “It is their passion, professionalism and expertise that are instrumental in meeting SDI’s critical success factors.”
Other IHNs who made the 2010 list include Sharp HealthCare, San Diego, Calif.; Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah; Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.; MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, Wash.; Providence Health & Services, Portland, Ore. and Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash.
For more information about SDI and its annual IHN assessment, visit www.sdihealth.com.