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Nashville Hospital Ratings
Hospital quality measures were uniformly high in the Nashville area, especially compared to hospitals in some major urban centers, like Chicago hospitals.
We ranked hospitals within 10 miles of the 37208 zip code.
There were four hospitals that made the top grade, here listed starting with Nashville's best hospital:
Southern Hills Medical Center was ranked the best overall hospital in Nashville.
Skyline Medical Center was ranked second overall, scoring well in all four categories.
Metro Nashville General Hospital was the third and final hospital that had top grades in all four categories.
St. Thomas Hospital was the last of the hospitals that got the top rating, but fell into the mid range for one of the categories (heart failure).
How to use the Hospital Rankings tool: Hospitals around your zip code are shown on the map. The color of a hospital's marker shows how it performed on benchmarks set out by the US Department of Health and Human Services in four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care Improvement/Surgical Infection Prevention.
Hospital ratings are based on an algorithm that combines information from a variety of hospital quality measures collected by the US federal government. These hospital rankings use information gathered about frequent types of primary care admissions, rather than tertiary or specialty care admissions. Because the hospital ratings represent data collected on common diagnoses for hospital admissions, they may not reflect the actual quality of a hospital for many reasons. For example, some hospitals may treat a high proportion of nursing home patients, and some of the data points might therefore not be relevant (for example, if a large fraction of patients enter the hospital on a ventilator they are unlikely to be given "stop smoking" counselling at discharge). Other reasons for a mismatch might include patient demographics, tertiary care expertise and type of hospital.
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