April 2014


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 Take a look at what's going on at St. Francis this month:



Tuesday, April 1
Facts of Life for Mothers and Daughters


 Wednesday, April 2
Prenatal Yoga


WomenHeart Support Group


 Saturday, April 5
Upstate Heart Walk


Thursday, April 17
Heart Saver CPR AED (Adult, Infant and Child)


Monday, April 21
Breastfeeding Support Group


Thursday, April 24
Sibling Preparation Class




Truven Health Analytics recently released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals, based on their overall organizational performance. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is honored to have been included in this prestigious list.

Please continue reading to learn more:

Bon Secours St. Francis Named to Top 100 Hospitals List by Truven Health Analytics



The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures hospital performance across 10 areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.


"Employers and payers are increasingly seeking network hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value - hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction and lower cost. The 100 Top Hospitals have been objectively proven to provide high value, and the majority of them have demonstrated year-over-year increased value, as well," said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president, 100 Top Hospitals Programs. "The results show 100 Top Hospitals to be strong, well-managed hospitals with consistently high performance."


"Our objective and independent measurement shows that these winning hospitals have found ways to achieve excellent patient outcomes while maintaining financial performance," said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics.


To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. They used public information - Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.


Based on the results of this year's study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:


  • More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • $5.4 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.


If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, please visit

Photos of the Month


At the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System annual Employee Recognition Banquet, Janie White was recognized for an astounding 45 years of service at St. Francis. Thank you, Janie, for blessing us with your career!


Respiratory Therapist Vicky French was also honored as the winner of the 2014 Edward H. Stall Compassionate Care Award. Congratulations, Vicky!



CEO Mark Nantz and fellow employees sign a beam for the new Cancer Center at a "Topping Out" ceremony celebrating the completion of the last beam being placed. The Cancer Center is currently under construction at the ST. FRANCIS millennium campus.



St. Francis employees are working with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in the Sterling Community, near the ST. FRANCIS downtown campus.



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