Medical excellence and patient safety are always our top priority.

CareChex Awards

CareChex is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality rankings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

CareChex recognized Williamson Medical Center in the following categories:

Patient Safety 

  • Spinal Fusion: Nation Top 100, Nation Top 10%, Region Top 10%, State Top 10%
  • Sepsis Care: Top 10% in State
  • Major Orthopaedic Surgery: Top 10% in Nation, Region and State

Medical Excellence

  • Heart Attack Treatment: Top 10% in Nation, Region and State. We’re also #1 in Market.
  • Joint Replacement: Top 10% in State
  • Major Orthopaedic Surgery: Top 10% in Nation, Region and State

Women’s Choice Awards

We have been named as one of the best in the nation for Patient Safety, Breast Centers, Heart Care and Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Awards. This is an evidence-based designation reflecting exceptional clinical performance and women’s preferences.


 


2019 BEST for Babies Award

Williamson Medical Center received the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) BEST for Babies Award, which celebrates hospital efforts to reduce infant deaths and to give babies and their families the best possible start to life.

Hospitals must meet the following criteria to receive the BEST award:

• Breastfeeding – Earn baby-friendly designation, have an increase of five percent in breastfeeding initiation rate from 2017 to 2018 or have a breastfeeding initiation rate of 82% or higher.

• Early Elective Delivery – Have an early elective delivery rate of 5% or less for 2018.

• Safe Sleep – Have Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification at a minimum of bronze level or a safe sleep policy meeting current American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. In addition, hospitals must submit documentation of crib audits averaging a minimum of 90% safe cribs.


Blue Distinction Center® for Hip and Knee Replacement

Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.

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