earns high marks for ICU
U.Va. Health System made
the list of Top 100 Hospitals for its intensive care unit.
assessment from Solucient Leadership Institute, formerly HCIA-Sachs,
is the first broad, comparative look at ICUs, one of the most
clinically and economically demanding areas for hospitals. Using
Medicare data, Solucient researchers rated intensive care units
on four measures: death rates, complications, how long patients
stayed in the units and cost of care. Top-scoring facilities had
shorter stays, lower costs and fewer deaths and complications.
ICU is one of the most challenging areas of a hospital to manage.
Patients are often sicker than those in other areas, and there
is a diversity of illness not seen on other units," said William
E. Carter, senior associate vice president for operations. "To
be recognized for superior clinical outcomes and efficient use
of resources in the ICU is truly a reflection of the dedication
and commitment of our employees in this area."