TYLER -- Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics announced that IMS has ranked TMFHC 16th in the U.S. on the list of Top 100 integrated healthcare networks. The IMS IHN Rating System rates local and regional, non-specialty integrated healthcare networks (IHNs) on their performance level and degree of integration. IMS is a leading provider of information for the healthcare industry.
Trinity Mother Frances led the list of six health systems in Texas that were included in the Top 100 rankings. The complete list was published in the January 23rd edition of Modern Healthcare.
Other Texas health systems in the Top 100 and their rankings are: Baylor Health Care System of Dallas at 25th; Texas Health Resources in Arlington at 50th; Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston at 55th; Scott & White Healthcare in Temple at 73rd; and Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth at 83rd.
"This is a great honor for us," said Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, president, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics. "It is also a testament to our focus on quality healthcare. Every employee has to be committed to providing excellent care for every single patient. This takes dedication and hard work and I am very proud of the over 4,000 employees of Trinity Mother Frances and I know they are also proud."
The rating system is a means for identifying the IMS Top 100 IHNs based on critical success factors.
IMS has been tracking the development of the IHN market since April 1994 and surveys the universe of IHNs annually, using a standard methodology for collecting the data and rating IHNs nationally.
IMS's rating system analyzes each IHN's performance level in the following categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians.
The eight categories comprise thirty-three weighted attributes that IMS has determined to be the key indicators for assessing the current and future success of an IHN. Each of the thirty-three weighted attributes is assigned a total available point value. Every IHN receives a
performance level evaluation for each attribute. The scores from each of these categories are added together for a total IHN score. The more integrated the system, the greater the point value the IHN receives.
Trinity Mother Frances has received numerous awards for quality including Thomson Reuters 100 Top Health System (2010 and 2011), Thomson Reuters Everest Award (2009), Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (HealthGrades – 2009, 2010; Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Clinical Excellence), Distinguished Hospital Award
for Patient Safety Excellence™ (HealthGrades – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety), Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (HealthGrades – 2009, 2010).
About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 300 physicians and mid-level providers representing 38 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.