Wellmont hospitals receive multiple honors in medical excellence, patient satisfaction from national evaluator of quality

Expert care delivered by physicians and staff in multiple services has grown deep roots at Wellmont Health System hospitals and earned extensive recognition from an independent national evaluator of quality.

CareChex®, a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics, has chosen Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center among the best in the country for medical excellence in the firm’s 2016 rankings. Hawkins County Memorial Hospital also achieved lofty status for its patient satisfaction scores in multiple areas of care.

The results of the latest review of medical excellence by CareChex show Bristol Regional is among the top 100 in the nation for heart attack treatment, trauma care and joint replacement. The hospital is also among the top 10 percent in the nation in these services, as well as overall medical care, cardiac care, major orthopedic surgery, pulmonary care and stroke. The accolade for stroke care is fitting, as Bristol Regional is home to the area’s longest-standing Primary Stroke Center.

The evaluation of Holston Valley in medical excellence revealed the hospital is named No. 1 in the nation in interventional carotid care and among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac care, heart attack treatment and neurological care. The national firm also concluded the hospital is No. 1 in the Tri-Cities area in women’s health.

Hawkins County Memorial continued its stellar performance in patient satisfaction by finishing in the top 10 percent in the country and first in the market in overall hospital care, overall medical care and overall surgical care. This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has achieved this status.

CareChex® is a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics – one of the nation’s largest privately-held health care information services companies. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit www.CareChex.com.