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CHI Memorial named 'Best Regional Hospital'


CHI Memorial is once again the only hospital in Chattanooga to be named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.  On the list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee, CHI Memorial is ranked second, behind Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Only 13 of Tennessee’s 140 hospitals meet U.S. News’ standards and are ranked.

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 29 hospitals in the country reached this achievement. 

“We are honored to once again be named Best Regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report.  This achievement is only possible through the hard work of each and every member of the CHI Memorial team”, says Larry Schumacher, senior vice president, operations, Southeast division, Catholic Health Initiatives.  “This recognition, along with the ‘high performing’ designation in all nine adult procedures evaluated, puts us in the top .6 (point 6) percent of hospitals in the nation, affirming our commitment to provide excellent, high quality care for everyone who entrusts us with their health care needs.”

U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual hospital rankings 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.