Chi Memorial Named ‘Best Regional Hospital’

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – CHI Memorial is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

On the list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee, CHI Memorial is ranked third, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center and University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville are ranked number one and two, respectively.  Only eight of Tennessee’s 150 hospitals meet U.S. News’ standards and are ranked. The other five hospitals are in Nashville and Memphis.

CHI Memorial is honored to be a part on an elite group of hospitals that received a ‘high performing’ rating in all nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement.  Only 48 hospitals in the country reached this achievement.

“Our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing the highest quality of care every day, making a difference in the lives of those who trust us to take care of their medical needs,” says Larry Schumacher, CEO, CHI Memorial, and senior vice president, operations, Southeast division, Catholic Health Initiatives.  “We are honored by this recognition of their dedication and outstanding work.

U.S. News & World Report released its 28th annual hospital rankings today.  The ratings are designed to help patients and health care consumers make informed decisions about where to receive care for specific medical needs. A complete list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee is available here.

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