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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) has again been named among the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the country, according to SDI, the nation’s premier rating system. MLH ranks 35th on the list. An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a network of health care providers and organizations which provides or arranges to provide a coordinated continuum of services to a defined population and is willing to be held clinically and fiscally accountable for the clinical outcomes and health status of the population served.
Hospitals making the Top 100 list had to meet critical success factors and have the ability to operate as a unified organization in eight categories. The categories are integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physician participation. The eight categories comprise 33 weighted attributes that SDI has determined to be the indicators for assessing the current and future success of an IHN.
“It is gratifying to see Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare ranked among the best healthcare systems in the country,” said Gary S. Shorb, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. “This speaks volumes about the dedicated employees we have at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and to the solid working relationship we have with our physicians. All of our efforts to improve service, enhance technology and maintain community-wide access are focused on providing outstanding care to our patients.”