Awards and Honors

  • Saint Thomas West has acheived Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption ModelStage 6 hospitals have achieved a significant advancement in their IT capabilities that positions them to successfully address many of the upcoming industry transformations we will be experiencing in the near future (e.g., HIPAA Claims Attachment, pay for performance, and government quality reporting programs). Stage 6 hospitals are also well positioned to provide data to key stakeholders (e.g., payers, the government, physicians, consumers, and employers) to support electronic health record (EHR) environments and regional health information organizations (RHIOs).
  • Placed 2nd in the "Top Tennessee Hospitals" according to Consumer Reports in September 2013
  • Became the only hospital in Tennessee to earn Joint Commission Certification for its hip fracture program in April 2013.
  • Named among the 100 Great Hospitals in American by Becker’s Hospital Review in April 2013
  • In March 2013 launched a multi-year modernization project and broke ground on new inpatient tower
  • Opened a new 3-bed epilepsy monitoring unity (EMU) to serve patients 12 and older in Feb. 2012
  • Named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, previously Thomas Reuters in Feb. 2012
  • Recognized for patient safety with an “A” rating Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog Group
  • Ranked as high performing in cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology and among the best hospitals in the Nashville metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals list
  • First in Middle Tennessee to earn the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Destination Therapy
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers three-year designation as an “Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.”
  • HealthGrades 2012 ranked first in Tennessee for treatment of stroke and among top 5 percent in the nation; five-star rated and recipient of Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Joint Commission certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Joint Replacement Program.
  • The Medal of Honor from the Department of Health and Human Services for its life-saving organ donation rates
  • Three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Three-Year Approval with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  • Center for Multiple Sclerosis designated as the first Comprehensive Center for MS Care in Tennessee by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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