St. Clair checkup

IBM Watson Health recently named St. Clair Hospital one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for 2018. It’s the third time since 2012 that St. Clair has won this prestigious honor.

The annual study by IBM Watson Health uses objective data, peer-reviewed methodology, and key performance metrics, such as those pertaining to patient safety, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency to arrive at an independent analysis of the highest performing hospitals in the country. Celebrating its 25th year, the award, given by Truven Health Analytics prior to its acquisition by IBM Watson Health, recognizes the “best value” in American health care. Hospitals do not apply or pay for this honor, and all acute care hospitals in the United States are evaluated for potential inclusion.

“St. Clair Hospital is honored to again be included in this prestigious group of hospitals,” said John T. Sullivan, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, St. Clair Hospital. “It’s a testament to the commitment to overall excellence shared by our board, medical staff, employees and volunteers.”

IBM Watson Health noted that if all Medicare patients received the same level of care as those treated at the 100 Top Hospitals®, more than 102,000 lives could be saved and more than 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free

The recent announcement continues a period in which St. Clair Hospital has garnered multiple national recognitions, including:

Awarded an “A” Grade for Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group for 5+ consecutive years, thereby placing St. Clair in the top 3 percent of hospitals nationwide;

Rated Best for Medical, Surgical and Overall Hospital Care in western Pennsylvania by Quantros CareChex; and

Selected for inclusion in the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, exclusive in western Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit