Clark Regional Medical Center named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals

Published 12:15 pm Thursday, May 16, 2024

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According to a press release, Clark Regional Medical Center has been identified as one of the United States 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™, Premier, Inc. ‘s technology and services brand, and reported by Fortune. 

An objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data identifying the top hospitals in the nation was conducted to create the list. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, unbiased data to help inform strategies leading to sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award recipients do not pay to market their honor. 

“I am immensely proud of our team’s dedication to serving our community with excellence. Being among the nation’s top 100 hospitals reaffirms our commitment to delivering exceptional care,” said Matt Smith, CEO of Clark Regional Medical Center. “This honor is a testament to the unwavering efforts of our staff, clinicians, and partners who tirelessly work to uphold our mission of making communities healthier® by providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare to every patient who walks through our doors.” 

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100 Top Hospitals® Program Performance 

This year, based on comparisons between the study’s performers and a peer group of similar hospitals, the analysis found that the top performers of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to peer hospitals, this year’s top performers had: 

  • 39 percent fewer inpatient deaths than peer hospitals. 
  • 26.6 percent fewer patients with complications. 
  • 30.6 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 
  • 21.1 percent lower inpatient expense per discharge. 
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay. 

Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 73 percent versus 67 percent for peer hospitals. 

“Hospitals and health systems continue to recognize the vital importance of performance improvement for high-quality patient care, proving value and enabling the innovations that drive healthcare forward,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent, non-biased, and actionable data this study provides helps leaders make informed decisions for change and proves that Clark Regional Medical Center excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.” 

About Clark Regional Medical Center 

Clark Regional Medical Center is a 69-bed acute care facility that has been in operation since 1917 in Winchester, Kentucky. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Clark Regional obtained a Hospital Safety Grade “A” by the Leapfrog Group for Spring 2023. The hospital is part of a four-hospital network, which includes Clark Regional Medical Center, Bourbon Community Hospital, Georgetown Community Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital. For more information about Clark Regional Medical Center, please call 859-742-6858 or visit

About the PINC AI™ Platform

PINC AI™ is the technology and services platform of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC). With more than 20 years’ worth of cost, quality and operational data gleaned from 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, 2.7 billion hospital outpatient and clinic encounters and 177 million physician office visits, the PINC AI™ platform provides actionable intelligence to help improve outcomes, support improved financial performance and enable success in new, alternative payment models. PINC AI™ incorporates the 100 Top Hospitals ® Program that inspires hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to their patients and communities. PINC AI™ offerings rely on advanced analytics to identify improvement opportunities; support award-winning Strategic Collaboratives for value-based care, maternal and infant health, workforce innovation, and health equity; and consulting services for clinical and operational design and workflow solutions to hardwire sustainable change. The PINC AI™ platform is also the data engine powering Premier’s newest brands – Remitra® and Contigo Health®. With a leading network of provider organizations, the PINC AI™ platform accelerates ingenuity and serves as a large-scale innovation catalyst in healthcare.