Scott & White Hospital in Temple was ranked as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics based on an annual study that measures overall organizational performance.

Scott & White was the only major teaching hospital in Texas to receive this year’s honor and leads all Texas hospitals with nine appearances on the list since the study began in 1993, according to a news release.

The award recognizes hospitals that are able to achieve high-quality patient outcomes while improving efficiency. The study evaluated hospitals on measures of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

According to Truven Health Analytics, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated at Scott & White and other hospitals listed on the top 100 list:

More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.

Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.

$5.4 billion could be saved.

The average patient stay would decrease by half a day. Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals using public information such as Medicare cost reports, Medicare provider analysis and review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website.

For a complete list of the 100 Top Hospitals of 2014, go to

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