Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013 by HealthGrades

01.21.13

 

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Among Top Five Percent in Nation in 2013

 

Healthgrades Hospital Quality Report Names Cookeville Regional Medical Center a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceRecipient

 

Cookeville Regional Medical Center announces that is has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction makes Cookeville Regional Medical Center among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

 

From 2009 through 2011, 262 hospitals showed superior performance in caring for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective clinical outcomes (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications) across at least 19 of 27 of the most common conditions and procedures. Nationally, if all hospitals performed at this level from 2009 through 2011 a total of 164,414 lives could have potentially been saved.

 

While many hospitals are eligible, not all earn the award. In fact, Cookeville Regional Medical Center was one of 3 out of 13 eligible in the Nashville area to receive this designation.

 

"We have received this award because of the hard work and dedication of our clinicians and our staff," said Paul Korth, interim CEO/CFO at Cookeville Regional. "They work diligently every day to provide the best in quality care to our patients. Our entire team at Cookeville Regional, from physicians and clinical staff to housekeepers to maintenance workers, is responsible for providing quality care that is now deemed among the best in the nation."

 

"Clinical quality is at the core of everything we do here," continued Korth. "We are dedicated to continual improvement in the care we provide our patients. We are always looking at ways to improve our processes and clinical outcomes. Receiving this award validates our commitment to quality care."

 

While many hospitals are eligible, not all earn the award. In fact, Cookeville Regional Medical Center was one of 3 out of 13 eligible in the Nashville area to receive this designation.

 

"Healthgrades helps consumers become more aware that hospital quality matters and differs from one hospital to another, even in their own neighborhood," said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy. "Since selecting a physician and hospital strongly impacts patients’ odds of experiencing complications or emerging from their procedure alive and well, patients should familiarize themselves with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients since these hospitals stand out above the rest for their overall clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care."

 

In addition to receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award, Cookeville Regional has also been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for their cardiac, orthopedic and spine surgery programs by Healthgrades in addition to ranked number one in Tennessee for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services, Coronary Intervention, Overall Orthopedic Services and Joint Replacement.

 

For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: www.Healthgrades.com today.

 

The intent of the "Communique’" is to keep you updated about the most recent events and decisions at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. All "Communique’" bulletins are developed by the CRMC Marketing Department at Cookeville Regional in conjunction with Interim CEO/CFO Paul Korth. For more information, please contact Melahn Finley, CRMC director of marketing, at 783-5654.