Organizations are included in the 100 Top Hospitals® program studies based solely on availability of data from Medicare and meeting criteria listed in the methodology, without regard to whether they are a client. They do not apply to be included in the studies, nor do winners pay to promote their award.
To uphold the integrity of the study, it is the policy of IBM Watson Health to revoke a 100 Top Hospitals award if hospital data is found to be inaccurate or misleading for any 100 Top Hospitals data source.
Reasons for revocation
At the sole discretion of IBM Watson Health, the circumstances under which a 100 Top Hospitals award could be revoked include, but are not limited to: