SPRINGFIELD — For the fifth consecutive year, Baystate Health System (BHS) has been ranked among the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the U.S. by Verispan, a national research company that ranks the to top 100 among the country’s 568 regional, nonspecialty health care systems.
Bay State was ranked 48th this year, up from its 79th position a year ago. The rankings were announced in the Feb. 2 issue of Modern Healthcare Magazine, and can be seen at www.modernhealthcare.com.
“Being named among the Top 100 integrated health care networks in the country for the fifth year in a row is a distinct and remarkable achievement for the people of Baystate Health System,” said Mark Tolosky, BHS president and CEO. “What is more remarkable is that the people of Baystate Health System are able to bring distinction to our organization for clinical quality, safety, and patient satisfaction in a health care environment that continues to be difficult and challenging.”
The rating system evaluates each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization in each of eight categories: integration, integrated technology, financial stability, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services, and access, hospital utilization, and physicians.
BHS is one of two health care networks in the state to receive the distinction, the other being Cambridge Health Alliance.