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Tennessee Hospitals Including Saint Francis Healthcare Recognized as Part of Nationwide Decrease in Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Feb 28, 2019

Tennessee Hospital Association logoTwo federal government agencies charged with reporting patient safety and quality of care data have recognized the 88 hospitals participating in the Tennessee Hospital Association’s (THA) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) for saving lives and billions of healthcare dollars.

As part of a nationwide effort, the facilities helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and saved $7.7 billion in healthcare costs from 2014 to 2017, according to new data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

AHRQ's preliminary analysis estimates hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) were reduced by 910,000 from 2014 to 2017. The estimated rate of HACs dropped 13 percent.

Under THA’s leadership, the 88 facilities are participants in the CMS Partnership for Patients’ HIIN under the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Research Education Trust (HRET).

“We are extremely pleased and appreciate the efforts of our Tennessee Center for Patient Safety team in its efforts to help our hospitals improve their patient outcomes. Tennessee hospitals are working together through this collaborative program to share best practices and continue to strive to make their facilities the safest places for care,” said Craig A. Becker, president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association. 

“Tennesseans should be very comfortable knowing their local hospitals are working hard to provide the best possible care,” said Becker. 

“As a participant in THA’s Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN), our quality and clinical teams across Saint Francis Healthcare, which includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, have access to national resources, local expertise and evidence-based best practices to ensure we provide the safest care for our patients. We value working with other hospitals across the state to share strategies and ideas to continuously improve care for our community,” said Dr. Audrey Gregory, Market CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare.

"CMS is delivering on improving quality and safety at America's hospitals," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a national news release "Our work isn't done, and we will continue our efforts to hold providers accountable for delivering results."

To view the AHRQ report, click here. To view the accompanying graphic, click here.

Participating Tennessee hospitals include:

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville (Miss.)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun (Miss.)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (Miss.)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle (Miss.)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Northeast Arkansas
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County (Miss.)
  • Blount Memorial Hospital
  • Bolivar General Hospital
  • Bristol Regional Medical Center
  • Camden General Hospital
  • CHI Memorial Hospital-Chattanooga
  • CHI Memorial Hospital-Hixson
  • Claiborne Medical Center
  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Cumberland Medical Center
  • Cumberland River Hospital
  • Decatur County General Hospital
  • Delta Medical Center
  • Dickenson Community Hospital (Va.)
  • Erlanger Medical Center-Baroness Hospital
  • Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital
  • Erlanger East Hospital
  • Erlanger North Hospital
  • Fort Loudoun Medical Center
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
  • Franklin Woods Community Hospital
  • Hancock County Hospital
  • Hardin Medical Center
  • Hawkins County Memorial Hospital
  • Henry County Medical Center
  • Holston Valley Medical Center
  • Houston County Community Hospital
  • Indian Path Community Hospital
  • Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
  • Jellico Community Hospital
  • Johnson City Medical Center
  • Johnson County Community Hospital
  • Johnston Memorial Hospital (Va.)
  • Lauderdale Community Hospital
  • Laughlin Memorial Hospital
  • LeConte Medical Center
  • Lincoln Medical System
  • Livingston Regional Hospital
  • Lonesome Pine Hospital (Va.)
  • Macon Community Hospital
  • Marshall Medical Center
  • Maury Regional Medical Center
  • Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
  • Milan General Hospital
  • Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System
  • Mountain View Regional Hospital (Va.)
  • Nashville General Hospital
  • NorthCrest Medical Center
  • Norton Community Hospital (Va.)
  • Parkwest Medical Center
  • Regional One Health
  • Riverview Regional Medical Center
  • Roane Medical Center
  • Russell County Medical Center (Va.)
  • Saint Francis Hospital - Bartlett
  • Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis
  • Smyth County Community Hospital (Va.)
  • Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Lawrenceburg
  • Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Pulaski
  • Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Sewanee
  • Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester
  • Starr Regional Medical Center-Athens
  • Starr Regional Medical Center-Etowah
  • Sumner Regional Medical Center
  • Sweetwater Hospital Association
  • Sycamore Shoals Hospital
  • Takoma Regional Hospital
  • Three Rivers Hospital
  • TriStar Skyline Medical Center
  • TriStar Summit Medical Center
  • Trousdale Medical Center
  • Unicoi County Hospital
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Wayne Medical Center
  • Williamson Medical Center

About THA: The Tennessee Hospital Association was founded in 1938 and serves as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations across the state. The initiatives of THA support the efforts of Tennessee’s hospitals to ensure high quality care for the patients and communities they serve.

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