Holston Valley recognized by CareChex as national leader in heart care; highly ranked in several services

Holston Valley Medical Center, which has a long-standing reputation of delivering superior care with compassion, has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence in cardiac care and heart attack treatment.

Holston Valley earned this designation in 2015 from CareChex®, a division of Comparion that evaluates hospitals on multiple components of quality. The hospital was also ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally for medical excellence in cancer care and women’s health, and was No. 1 in the Tri-Cities for medical excellence in spinal fusion.

In addition, Holston Valley earned high marks for its patient safety and was named in the top 100 in the nation for major cardiac surgery, heart attack treatment, interventional carotid care and neurological care. CareChex also listed Holston Valley in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient safety in overall surgical care, cardiac care, coronary bypass surgery, heart failure treatment, pneumonia care, stroke care, trauma care, vascular surgery and women’s health.

CareChex ratings are based on a comprehensive review of nearly all general, acute, nonfederal hospitals in the United States. The company sifts through a collection of publicly available databases, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance, for its analysis. CareChex considers factors such as process of care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction.

The company’s reason for compiling the rankings is to help providers and health care consumers evaluate the quality of inpatient care. Data from CareChex are publicly available at www.carechex.com.