Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica Named 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals
Posted Date: 4/4/2014
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica are among the highest-performing hospitals in the nation, according to a new report from iVantage Health Analytics.
Both hospitals were among 547 hospitals nationally — and 14 hospitals in Georgia — on the analytic service’s 2014 index of HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals.
“People are no longer patients — they’re healthcare consumers,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “Being the closest hospital is no longer enough; because there is enough publicly reported data on hospitals, people can make more educated choices about where they will receive care. Metrics like this let people research for themselves and choose hospitals that are ahead of the curve in delivering efficient, high-quality care. Because our hospitals continue to perform so highly, even as other hospitals continue to show improvement, it’s clear that Tanner remains a sound choice for care.”
The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals highlight top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX (a comprehensive rating system of hospitals). The results recognize the top-performing hospitals measured across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
“iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of new healthcare by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics that drive more informed decision making,” said John R. Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics. “The Hospital Strength INDEX analyses reveal that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide.”
Recently, each of Tanner Health System’s acute care and critical access hospitals has earned other awards for quality.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica and Higgins General Hospital in Bremen placed in the highest category of the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll.
All three hospitals made Georgia Trend’s annual list of the Best Hospitals in Georgia for the second consecutive year and were among the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures released by healthcare accreditation agency The Joint Commission.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica have earned the Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the past two years.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton earned Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for quality and patient satisfaction, and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica was named to the Truven Health Analytics list of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation for 2014.
Higgins General Hospital has been among iVantage’s list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for two years running — and was the only critical access hospital in Georgia on the list both years.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is a 201-bed acute care hospital and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica is a 40-bed acute care hospital. Both offer 24-hour emergency care from departments staffed by board-certified emergency medicine specialists, maternity services, minimally invasive surgery, cardiac and vascular services, inpatient care and more. More information on Tanner Health System is available online at www.tanner.org.
iVantage is an advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation and the VantagePoints platform to drive-sustained, evidence-based results. More information on the 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals can be found at https://www.ivantagehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/HEALTHSTRONG-Hospital_Complete-List.pdf.