Parkridge Health System
February 27, 2024

Chattanooga, TN — Parkridge Health System is pleased to announce that Parkridge Medical Center has been named to the 2024 Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals list for superior performance in providing care for conditions and procedures across multiple specialty lines and areas. Using a methodology focused solely on patient outcomes, this award recognizes the top 5% of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence.

Parkridge Medical Center was also named one of the 2024 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the US by Fortune and PINC AI. Hospitals earn this recognition by delivering better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.

“As we continue to grow our services to meet the needs of the Chattanooga community, these recognitions highlight our commitment to superior, high-quality patient care across our entire hospital system,” said Chris Cosby, president and chief executive officer of Parkridge Health System. “Our colleagues and physicians show up every day for our patients, and their effort is underscored in these continued recognitions.”

In addition to being named a Top 250 Hospital, Parkridge Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades for critical care, gastrointestinal care and surgery, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and pulmonary and stroke care. The hospital was also honored as a Top 100 Hospital by Fortune and PINC AI in 2023.

“It is due to the efforts of our incredible teams that Parkridge Health System is set to grow across the Chattanooga area with new facilities and expansions to current facilities,” Cosby said.

Parkridge Health System has invested $251 million in the health of Chattanooga over the past five years as part of a 10-year $352 million capital investment plan. Highlights of the plan are included below:

  • $72 million expansion project with new patient tower and additional medical surgical and critical care patient rooms at Parkridge Medical Center. Expected completion in 2026.
  • $36 million property purchase for a surgery center in the East Brainerd area.
  • $15.3 million freestanding emergency room in the Soddy-Daisy community set to open in spring 2024.
  • $7.6 million expansion of women's and emergency services at Parkridge East set to open late 2024.
  • $13 million Parkridge Camp Jordan ER that opened in the East Ridge community in 2023.
  • $2 million expansion of cardiac and digestive services at Parkridge Medical Center that opened in 2022.

For more information about Parkridge, visit the Parkridge Health website.