Carle Foundation Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters for the second year in a row. Carle has earned a place on this annual list by achieving strong overall performance in key healthcare criteria.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
Carle is among only four hospitals in Illinois to receive this recognition, down from 12 hospitals recognized in 2011. Of the four in the state, Carle is the only hospital in downstate and outside of the Chicago area in Illinois to receive distinction as a 100 Top Hospital for 2012.