CHI Memorial Named ‘Best Regional Hospital’ for Seventh Straight Year


For the seventh straight year, CHI Memorial has once again been named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.  On the list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee, CHI Memorial is in a three-way tie for number two with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis and University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville is ranked number one in the state.  Only 10 of Tennessee’s 129 hospitals meet U.S. News’ standards and are ranked. 

CHI Memorial also received a ‘high performing’ rating in eleven surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and stroke. 

“We are an award-winning organization because of our staff, physicians, and volunteers.  We thank each one for their unwavering spirit, profound dedication, and service to our community and patients”, says Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial. “With this recognition, we renew our pledge to relentlessly pursue the highest quality, safest, and most compassionate care for everyone in our community.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews hospitals' performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.  Scores are based on several factors, including survival, patient safety, nurse staffing, and more. The Best Hospitals procedure and condition ratings focus on specific and more commonly required individual procedures and conditions, rather than on broader specialties like orthopedics and cardiology. The goal is to evaluate how well hospitals perform in each procedure or condition with the full range of patients. Data used in the 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings come from a period predating the COVID-19 pandemic and were not affected by the pandemic's impact on hospitals. The evaluation of CHI Memorial Hospital also includes data from CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson.

U.S. News & World Report’s 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.