Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on hospitals' accolades, quality of care and services provided to their patient populations and Cookeville Regional Medical Center is on that list – one of only two in the state to make the grade.
The hospitals featured on the list have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs. Some are suburban hospitals, but many are located in rural areas and are their communities' sole hospital. All have worked to provide the experience and quality of care their patients expect and deserve.
“We are honored to be recognized as a one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals,” said Paul Korth, CEO at Cookeville Regional. “We have a great facility filled with passionate, hard-working physicians and staff who make this a great community hospital by providing high quality patient care. It is because of their dedication that we continue to receive these kinds of accolades.”
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on various rankings and awards, including those from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex. iVantage recognitions considered include Healthstrong Hospitals, which are organizations in the top tier of iVantage's Hospital Strength Index rankings, and the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which indicates the critical access hospital performs as well or better at the median overall than all U.S. general acute-care hospitals in clinical and operational performance and financial outcomes. Inclusion on Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals list was also factored in.
The full list can be read here: http://bit.ly/1Tvicxh