Truven: Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica Among Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals
Posted Date: 4/14/2014
Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica is one of the nation’s top destinations for care, according to a new study from Truven Health Analytics.
Truven — formerly the healthcare arm of research firm Thompson Reuters — named the acute care hospital to its Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals list. The hospital was also among only 16 hospitals in the nation to earn Truven’s Everest Award for delivering the greatest rate of improvement during the past five years.
The annual study from Truven evaluates performance in 10 key areas of quality: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Truven has released its study annually for 20 years, beginning in 1993.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment for Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica and another reminder that residents don’t have to look far to find an unparallel level of care,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System.
Only one other hospital in Georgia — Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville — was named to Truven’s Top 100 Hospitals, and no other hospital in the state earned an Everest Award.
Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica also recently ranked 61st among the more than 2,700 hospitals in the nation participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Hospital Value-based Purchasing program and was named No. 4 among small-sized hospitals on Georgia Trend’s list of the best hospitals in Georgia. The hospital has also earned Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the past two years.
“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven. “The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration. These leaders continue to demonstrate their vision of excellence when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year’s winners for their achievement.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS Hospital Compare Web site. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor.
“This designation is a testament to the tireless efforts of everyone on our patient care team,” said Taylor Powers, administrator of Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica. “From the front-line care provided by our clinical staff to all the support service staff who make this level of care possible, we’re completely focused on providing patients with the best experience and best outcomes possible.”
Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica offers a full line of quality healthcare services, including cardiac care, a 24-hour emergency department staffed by board-certified emergency physicians, maternity services, minimally invasive surgical services, orthopedic care, ENT services, pediatric care, gastroenterology services, hospitalist services for improved inpatient care, advanced diagnostic imaging services and more. The hospital also offers locations for Tanner Breast Health, offering digital mammography services and access to the full continuum of care of Tanner Cancer Care, as well as the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders. The hospital also offers the Tanner MS Center, providing specialized care for multiple sclerosis in an environment designed by MS patients. Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica patients benefit from the care of a system-wide medical staff of more than 300 physicians representing 34 medical specialties.
For more information on Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica or to find a physician on Tanner’s medical staff, call 770.214.CARE (2273) or click Find a Doctor. More information on Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals, including a complete list of the winners, is available at www.100tophospitals.com.