Boone Hospital Named a Top 100 Hospital
COLUMBIA - For the second consecutive year, Boone Hospital Center has been named among the nation's top 100 hospitals.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals list is an annual study that analyzes and compares hospital performance in areas of patient care, safety and financial strength. Boone Hospital is one of just three Missouri hospitals - two of which are part of BJC HealthCare - to be recognized among the nation's best.
"This is truly an honor for our outstanding caregivers and staff, our amazing physicians and for all of mid-Missouri. In working to give our region one of the best hospitals in the nation, we are blessed with support from our entire community. That support is critical to Boone Hospital's continued success," said Daniel Rothery, Boone Hospital president. "As we mark this honor, we are even more excited to show our community the future of care at Boone Hospital when we open our new patient tower in June. This new facility, with 128 private patient rooms, will take our patient care experience to the next level."
In releasing the list of the top hospitals, Thomson Reuters notes that if all hospitals operated at the same level as the top 100: nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year, more than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually, the average patient stay would decrease by half a day and expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
The list is broken down by hospital size and focus. Boone Hospital was one of 20 large community hospitals to make the 100 Top Hospitals list. Nearly 3,000 hospitals are reviewed in creating the list. Hospitals do not apply for the award.