Affinity Health System in Top 100 Integrated Health Network Rankings
02 / 24 / 2011
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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MENASHA, Wis.- For the ninth consecutive year, Affinity Health System has been named to the list of the nation’s most integrated health care networks, the 2011 SDI IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100, published on January 24, 2011, in Modern Healthcare magazine.
The ranking recognizes the 100 most integrated networks nationwide, graded annually on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency. The survey evaluated 576 health systems across the nation.
"We are pleased to once again be named to this list," said Daniel E. Neufelder, president and CEO of Affinity Health System. "Patients who select Affinity Health System can be sure that they are receiving the highest quality of personalized care from one of the best health systems in the nation."
Affinity Health System ranks 81st on the list.
The SDI IHN 100 survey program invites hundreds of health systems from across the nation to submit survey case presentations in eight areas including: integration, outpatient utilization, integrated technology, financial stability, services and access, contract capabilities and physicians. Health systems are graded on performance levels in each category, which are weighted in value resulting in overall score and placement in the ranking.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.