MUSC again named among 100 top hospitals in U.S.

The Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center has been named among the 100 top hospitals for 1997 in the 100 Top Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success. The survey is the cover story in the Jan. 5, 1998 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. Its purpose is to identify U.S. hospitals delivering the most cost-efficient and highest quality medical care.

This is the second year that the Medical University has been named among the 100 top hospital in this survey. It is listed in the category of major teaching hospitals with 400 or more beds. Other institutions in this category include Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Each year since 1993, HCIA, Inc., and the William M. Mercer, Inc., have developed a model of high performance for general acute care hospitals in the United States. The model is used to identify 100 of the top-performing hospitals that excel on measures related to clinical practice, operations, and financial management.

The HCIA-Mercer study is distinctive because it is based solely on objective, quantitative data that are consistent and complete across the United States, ensuring that the focus of the analysis is statistical rather than anecdotal evidence of benchmark performance.

HCIA, Inc,. is a Baltimore-based health care information company, and the William M. Mercer, Inc., is a New York-based human resources management consulting firm.

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