Awards

Best Regional Hospital

For the eighth straight year, CHI Memorial has again been named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. 

CHI Memorial is also recognized as ‘high performing’ rating in eleven surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News:  colon cancer surgery,  lung cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, COPD, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,  heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, knee replacement, hip replacement and kidney failure. Click here to learn more.

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One of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems

CHI Memorial has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list. CHI Memorial has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems demonstrates CHI Memorial's ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. As compared to their peer health systems, the organizations included on the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list had better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and patient experience. These include lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, considering patient severity; care that resulted in fewer healthcare-associated infections; and lower 30-day readmission rates.

For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.

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5-Star Rating

CHI Memorial has received a five star rating. out of a possible five stars, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CHI Memorial is one of only five hospitals in Tennessee to achieve a five star rating. Only 13.8 percent of the 3,093 hospitals rated received a five star rating. 

The overall rating shows how well an individual hospital is performing compared to other hospitals in the U.S., on average. The overall rating, between 1 and 5 stars, summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. The 5 measure groups include: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. The star rating is designed to help individuals, family members and care givers compare hospitals and easily understand complex quality information. Learn more.  

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A"

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson received an "A" grade in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing CHI Memorial's achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months.  CHI Memorial also received an "A" in the spring and fall 2021. 

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. Learn more.

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American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Award

CHI Memorial has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2022. CHI Memorial is one of only 85 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes CHI Memorial's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that CHI Memorial has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.  Learn more.

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Gold Plus Stroke Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga with the 2022 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Hospitals receiving this award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years or more. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated compliance to an additional level of heart failure quality during the 24-month or greater period.

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga received two additional awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Learn more

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Silver Plus Stroke Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson with the 2022 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. Hospitals receiving this award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for one calendar year. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated compliance to an additional level of heart failure quality during the 12-month period.

CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson received two additional awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Learn more

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Best of the Best

For the 13th consecutive year, CHI Memorial has been named Best Hospital in the Chattanooga Times Free Press' Annual Best of the Best Awards. CHI Memorial's Emergency Department was named Best ED for the 11th year. CHI Memorial Pediatric Diagnostic Associates was named Best Pediatrician. Dr. Jeffrey Jump and Dr. Lizelle Jurgens were finalists for Best Physician, CHI Memorial Weight Management Program was a finalist for Best Weight Loss Center and CHI Memorial Convenient Care was a finalist for Best Urgent Care. 

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Accreditations

The Joint Commission Accreditation

CHI Memorial has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for (program name) Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. 

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CIHQ Accreditation

CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia is accredited by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ). This recognition reflects the hospital’s continuous commitment to safety and quality patient care. Learn more 

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American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation

In 2021, the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons granted three-year approval with commendation to the cancer program at CHI Memorial. Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to facilities that voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of quality in cancer care. Facilities must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

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Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation

CHI Memorial's Weight Management Program is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) Center.  A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. Learn more.

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Breast Care Accreditations

CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). 

Laboratory Accreditation

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Hospital Georgia have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of recent on-site inspections as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. This is the gold-standard in laboratory accreditation.

Lung Care Accreditation

CHI Memorial's lung program has been designated as the first Lung Center of Excellence within Catholic Health Initiatives and CommonSpirit Health. This 3-year lung accreditation program was designed to provide the roadmap for creating high quality, comprehensive lung programs and contains 26 standards to meet for accreditation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certification

CHI Memorial's cardiac rehabilitation program is certfied by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  This certification is recognition of CHI Memorial’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.  Learn more. 

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Primary Stroke Center Certification

CHI Memorial has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. CHI Memorial’s stroke program underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Center of Excellence

CHI Memorial was recognized as a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Center of Excellence for FY20 CHI’s National Cardiovascular Service Line. The recognition program is designed to optimize the care delivery for one of the highest volume, high risk and high cost cardiac procedures. Evaluation standards were selected by the physician members of the Cardiac Surgery Clinical Standards Committee and focused on three domains of care; quality, stewardship, and patient selection. Within each domain, thresholds for the standards were established using national benchmarks primarily from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS Registry. Only two other CHI facilities received the designation - St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.