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HealthPartners recognized as one of the top health systems in the country

IBM Watson Health names HealthPartners as a top 15 health system

April 30, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn (April 27, 2018) – For the second year in a row, HealthPartners was named a Top 15 Health System in the nation by IBM Watson Health.

IBM Watson Health studied more than 380 health systems, 2,422 member hospitals and public data to determine the 15 top-performing health systems in the nation. The study focused on inpatient hospital outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. Using independent public data and analytics, the 15 Top Health Systems study recognizes health systems that have clearly demonstrated top performance in care, efficiency and community value.

Health systems named to the Top 15 experienced fewer deaths, fewer infections and complications, shorter length of stay, shorter emergency department wait times, lower spending, and higher patient satisfaction.

As a 15 Top Health Systems, HealthPartners has set national benchmarks for the highest balanced performance in the U.S. Data from the organizations named to the list are used to develop national benchmarks for the industry.

While IBM Watson Health focuses on hospital measures, HealthPartners unique position as an integrated health care organization creates success across the continuum. Visit for more information on this program.

100 Top Hospitals® is a registered trademark of IBM Watson Health™.

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

About the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, formerly the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, program uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for under clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademark of Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. Visit for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world's biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. Learn more at

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