Cookeville Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been ranked the best performing hospital in
and among the top 10% of all hospitals nationwide for coronary interventional procedures from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The recognition is based on the Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, released today, which analyzes patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation’s hospitals. In addition to the quality recognition in the cardiac service line, Tennessee ’s orthopedic and spine surgery programs have been ranked among the top 5% in the nation for their quality. The hospital received HealthGrades highest rating – five-stars – across multiple categories: coronary interventional procedures, treatment of heart attacks, hip fracture repair surgery, back and neck surgery, and spinal fusion surgery. Cookeville Regional Medical Center
““We are both proud and honored to have received such recognition from a nationally known source for our quality of care,” says Bernie Mattingly, CEO at Cookeville Regional. “It is the result of the combined efforts of so many individuals at our facility who continually strive to bring our region the latest in health care treatments and technology with a personal touch.”
The HealthGrades study, the largest annual report of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes in nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals over the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. This year’s study found:
· Across all 17 procedures and diagnoses in which mortality was studied, there was an approximate 72% lower chance of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 53% lower chance of dying in a 5-star hospital compared with the national average.
· If all hospitals performed at the level of a 5-star rated hospital across the 17 procedures and diagnoses studied, 232,442 Medicare lives could potentially have been saved from 2007 through 2009.
The new 2011 HealthGrades hospital ratings were posted today and are free to the public at http://www.healthgrades.com/.