The Miriam Hospital named among Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals

THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL has been named among the 2019 Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL has been named among the 2019 Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital was named among the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals for 2019 Monday.

In the report by IBM Watson Health, hospitals were evaluated on clinical outcomes, extended outcomes, operation efficiency, financial health and patient experience.

The Miriam Hospital was awarded in the category of “major teaching hospitals.” The other four categories in the top 100 list were “teaching hospitals,” “large community hospitals,” “medium community hospitals” and “small community hospitals.”

“While our top priority is to always deliver the best care possible to our patients – not to seek honors – I am very proud that The Miriam Hospital has been included on this prestigious list of top hospitals in the country. It attests to the hard work of our medical leaders and staff in the face of very challenging times in our industry,” stated Arthur J. Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital.

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This was the first time The Miriam Hospital was named among the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals program. No other hospitals in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., received the top 100 designation this year.

Rhode Island Hospital in November was awarded as one of the Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2018 in the category of “teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs.” The other two categories for that list were “teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs” and “community hospitals.” 

The top 50 cardiovascular hospitals study used similar metrics to the top 100 hospitals study.