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St. Clair Hospital again has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly a division of Thomson Reuters).

The Truven Health Analytics annual 100 Top Hospitals study uses objective public data to recognize the best hospitals in the nation. Truven Health’s study identifies the best values in American health care through evaluation of hospitals on measures of clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction and clinical efficiency. The annual study, now in its 21st year, evaluated 3,000 acute care hospitals across the country.

Other notable hospitals from across the nation that are 100 Top Hospitals in 2014 include Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.; Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

“Employers and payers are increasingly seeking hospitals that consistently provide demonstrated value, hospitals that deliver higher quality, higher satisfaction and lower costs,” said Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics Senior Vice President, 100 Top Hospitals Program. “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.”

“St. Clair Hospital is honored to be included in this elite group of hospitals,” said Michael J. Flanagan, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, St. Clair Hospital. “This award is a reflection of the dedicated work and commitment to excellence shared by our medical staff, employees, and volunteers. And to again be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital during St. Clair’s 60th anniversary year makes it extra special for everyone.”

Based in Michigan, Truven Health is a respected source of information to employers and other buyers of health care information.

St. Clair Hospital previously was named a 100 Top Hospital in 2012 and 2001.