Memorial Hospital has been named to the 2014 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on community hospitals' accolades, quality and service to their communities by Becker's Hospital Review.
According to the Becker’s Hospital Review article, the hospitals that made the list have fewer than 550 beds and have continually worked to provide the quality of care and the experience patients deserve and expect.
"Memorial’s ongoing commitment to advancing the quality and value of the services we provide for our community is readily evident in the everyday actions of the people who make up every department in the facility," says James M. Hobson, FACHE, Memorial Health Care System CEO. "This award recognizes the dedicated efforts of every staff member, physician and leader who are responsible for providing excellent care."
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, CareChex and the American Hospital Association. iVantage recognitions considered include Healthstrong Hospitals, which are organizations in the top tier of iVantage's Hospital Strength Index rankings, and the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which indicates the critical access hospital performs as well or better at the median overall than all U.S. general acute-care hospitals in clinical and operational performance and financial outcomes. Inclusion on Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals list was also a factor.
Memorial Hospital is a 336 bed hospital that has provided healthcare services throughout southeast Tennessee and north Georgia since 1952. In 2014 Memorial received numerous CareChex awards, including the award for providing top overall hospital care in Tennessee and ranking among the top 100 hospitals in the nation in medical care. Memorial was named an iVantage Health Analytics’ Healthstrong hospital this year.