The Christ Hospital named to Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Hospitals 2020” list

The Christ Hospital Health Network has been named to Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Hospitals 2020” list.

The Christ Hospital Health Network has been named to Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Hospitals 2020” list. The Christ Hospital ranked 75th out of 281 in the United States, 6th out of 18 in Ohio and 1st in Cincinnati. A full list of hospitals can be found on Newsweek’s website.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2020 ranking lists the best hospitals in 21 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The lists are based on three data sources:

• Recommendations from medical experts.

o Online survey among tens of thousands of doctors, healthcare professionals and hospital managers in 21 countries. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other countries. Recommendations for own employer/hospital were not allowed.

• Results from patient surveys.

o Survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization with topics ranging from general satisfaction, recommendation of hospital, satisfaction with medical care and satisfaction with service and organization.

• Medical Key Performance Indicators on hospitals.

o KPI on hospitals from a variety of public sources were collected for most countries. This data includes quality of care for specific treatments, hygiene measures and patient safety, and number of patients per doctors/per nurses.

Every hospital in each country is rated by a score. Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (example: A score of 90 in country A doesn’t necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).

“The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, among other lessons, that having first-rate frontline care can be a matter of life or death. It has never been more crucial to know where to turn for healthcare for yourself or a loved one when confronted with a health crisis or a frightening diagnosis,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief for Newsweek. “That is why I believe Newsweek’s ranking of The World’s Best Hospitals in 21 countries, created in partnership with respected data-research firm Statista Inc., is more valuable than ever. The researchers and experts assessed public data and surveyed medical professionals and patients. As a result of this analysis, they cited [The Christ Hospital] as one that sets the standard for excellent care.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the incredible work our staff does to improve the health of the greater Cincinnati region. Every employee, from physicians to environmental services staff, share this responsibility,” said Arturo Polizzi, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Now, more than ever, healthcare is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and people are looking for institutions they can trust. The Christ Hospital has a legacy of excellence and trust in our community and it is rewarding to be recognized by this nationally esteemed publication.”

About The Christ Hospital Health Network: The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn with six ambulatory centers and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,200 talented physicians and 6,500 dedicated employees support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes, the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the 24th best large employer in the nation in the magazine’s “America’s 500 Best Large Employers” listing and by National Consumer Research as the region’s “Most Preferred Hospital.” The Network is dedicated to transforming care by delivering integrated, personalized healthcare through its comprehensive, multi-specialty physician network. The Christ Hospital is among only eight percent of hospitals in the nation to be awarded “Magnet” recognition for nursing excellence and among the top five percent of hospitals in the country for patient satisfaction. For more than 125 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.