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Published on December 10, 2015

Saint Mary’s Ranked Among the Top 100 Hospitals

For Community Value Three Years in a Row

WATERBURY, Conn. (December 10, 2015) – For the third year in a row, Saint Mary’s Hospital has been ranked among the best 100 hospitals in the nation in terms of the value it provides to the community by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm based in Columbus, OH. This recognition is based on Saint Mary’s performance in several key areas:

  • Financial viability and plant reinvestment
  • Hospital cost structure
  • Hospital charge structure
  • Hospital quality performance

Saint Mary’s scored in the top 20 percent of all hospitals in a national comparison group to receive the 2015 Community Value Five Star® Award and was among a smaller subset to receive the 2015 Community Value 100® Award, making us one the highest scoring facilities in the country.

“These achievements highlight the great work we are doing across our health system to consistently provide the highest quality care and the best value to our patients and our community,” said Chad W. Wable, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Mary’s Health System.

Cleverley + Associates released the findings as part of its new publication: State of the Hospital Industry – 2015 Edition. Written by William O. Cleverley, Ph.D., a noted expert in healthcare finance, the State of the Hospital Industry reports selected measures of hospital financial performance and discusses the critical factors that lie behind them. The publication focuses on the U.S. acute-care hospital industry over a three-year time period (2011-2013).

For the twelfth year, the 2015 State of the Hospital Industry reports an exclusive measure developed by Cleverley + Associates: the Community Value Index® (CVI).  The CVI is a proprietary index created to offer a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community. The book outlines the data used to calculate the CVI as well as provides a list of the Top 100 and all Five-Star (top quintile) hospitals.

 “The topic of hospital value is increasingly being discussed. Issues of pricing and community benefit have been well-publicized but little has been offered to measure the broad scope of value,” said James Cleverley, co-author of the report. “In response, the Community Value Index® was created to provide an assessment of a hospital’s performance in four areas: financial strength and reinvestment, cost of care, pricing and quality. Fundamentally, the CVI suggests that a hospital provides value to the community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure, has reasonable charges, and provides high quality care to patients.”

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About Cleverley + Associates

Cleverley + Associates is a Columbus, Ohio-based healthcare data and consulting services firm specializing in custom data analyses and reporting for healthcare providers, consultants, and vendors. The company’s primary focus is to provide healthcare providers with solutions and recommendations that will enhance their financial performance through better pricing decisions; improved coding, capital restructuring, cost and productivity enhancements; and/or investment management changes. For more information, call Cleverley + Associates at 888-779-5663 or visit


About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Health System is a leading regional healthcare provider anchored by Saint Mary’s Hospital, an acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury for more than 100 years. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The health system’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT or Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.


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