July 12, 2022
Parkridge Medical Center has been named to the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list, marking the fourth year in a row Parkridge Medical Center has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing large community hospitals. The annual list was published recently by Fortune.
The only Chattanooga hospital to earn recognition, Parkridge Medical Center ranked third on the list, outperforming 2,650 hospitals in the large community hospitals category in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health.
“Our team shares the responsibility for providing high-quality care and unparalleled patient experience, and this award underscores our commitment to our patients and our community,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System. “Our colleagues work hard every day to create a patient-centered care environment, and I am so proud of our team for earning this recognition.”
According to Merative, formally IBM Watson Health, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators compared to similar hospitals. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare-associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.
Hospitals were also surveyed across three community health measures. Parkridge Medical Center spearheads the Orchard Knob Collaborative, a community health initiative focused on addressing social determinants of health in the Orchard Knob neighborhood. The collaborative, which began with the repair of five Orchard Knob homes to improve housing issues linked with hospital admissions and readmissions, has expanded its scope to also remedy the problem of healthy food scarcity in the area.