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Springhill Medical Center garners Top 100

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Special to the Minden Press-Herald

Springhill Medical Center is proud to announce that the hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM.

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U. S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas.

The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is Springhill Medical Center’s first time to have been recognized with this honor.

Vince Sedminik, CEO of Springhill Medical Center said, “I couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work the staff has put in to achieve this prestigious honor. It takes everyone working together to provide the best experience for all our patients.”

Springhill Medical Center has been serving the Springhill and the surrounding communities for more 50 years.

The hospital offers full service radiology, lab and respiratory services, general laparoscopic surgery, senior inpatient psychiatric care and a 24-hour emergency department.

In addition, the hospital owns and operates four rural health clinics in Louisiana: Doctors Clinic, North Webster Medical Clinic, Butler Abshire Medical Clinic and Homer Medical Clinic. SMC also owns and operates Bradley Medical Clinic in Bradley, Arkansas.

“The country’s best hospitals have proven that an unrelenting focus on quality, supported by constant measurement against peer performance benchmarks, can drive improved outcomes while reducing costs and growing profit margins,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health.

“Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 5 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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