WCH Recognized at Florida Conference

WCH Recognized at Florida Conference as One of the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.

Palm Beach, FL – June 14, 2018 - Three members of the Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) senior management team, and seven Board of Governors attended the 100 Top Hospitals summit in Palm Beach, Florida. This event and conference recognized the top-performing 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance, by IBM Watson Health. WCH has won this prestigious national award four times.

The award ceremony followed a conference agenda focusing on the leadership challenge of maintaining balanced performance while moving an organization toward value-based patient care. Highlights from the summit included keynote speaker, Captain Scott Kelly (ret.), whom discussed his time spent in space and how his life relied on NASA’s learning systems. Several other presenters spoke on transforming the U.S. healthcare system, data analytics and artificial intelligence, and reducing diagnostic errors.

“This was an excellent educational conference, and getting the opportunity to go on stage to receive this award is a special feeling. We are proud to be included among the best performing hospitals in the U.S.,” said Bill Sheron, WCH President/CEO.

The 100 Top Hospitals studies offer a balanced scorecard demonstrating performance on clinical, financial and patient perception measures, including five-year trend data for performance compared to other hospitals. Winners of the award prove that top hospitals achieve excellent outcomes.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 5th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.

About Wooster Community Hospital

WCH Health System named one America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice and by iVantage Health Analytics® HealthStrong™ as a Top 100 Hospital in the country. WCH Health System supports patients in Wayne and surrounding counties, with 172 beds, and 272 active physicians. We’re the second largest employer in Wayne County and have also been named one of the 2017 America’s Top Quality Hospitals in Overall Medical Care in the Nation, by CareChex.

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 ibm.com/watson/health.


Pictured from Left to right: IBM Watson Health presenter; Shelly Huff, VP of Patient Services; Kathy Sifferlin, VP of Quality; Dan Wakefield, Board Member; Yvonne Williams, Board Member; Mayor Breneman, Board Member; Bill Sheron, President/CEO; Tod Carmony, Board Member; Greg Long, Board Member; Tom Capek, Board Member; and, Charlie Kiper, Board Member.