CHI Memorial Named A 100 Top Hospitals By Fortune And Premier’s PINC AITM

  • Friday, April 19, 2024
CHI Memorial has been identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals according to an analysis provided by PINC AITM, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc., and reported by Fortune. CHI Memorial has made the 100 Top Hospitals list 10 times.

“This achievement is not simply a statistic; it represents the countless stories of compassion, innovation and commitment that unfold within our walls every day. It reflects the tireless efforts of our doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators and support staff – all working together to deliver the highest quality care to our community,” said Janelle Reilly, market president, CHI Memorial.
“These remarkable achievements are a source of immense pride for all of us at CHI Memorial. They underscore our commitment to excellence and our unwavering belief in the power of teamwork.”

Officials said, "The primary purpose of the PINC AITM 100 Top Hospitals program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States.  The program leverages transparent, unbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award recipients do not pay to market their honor."

This year, based on comparisons between the study’s top performers and a peer group of similar hospitals, the analysis found that the top performers of the 100 Top Hospitals program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to peer hospitals, this year’s top performers had:
• 39 percent fewer inpatient deaths than peer hospitals;
• 26.6 percent fewer patients with complications;
• 30.6 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs);
• A 21.1 percent lower inpatient expense per discharge;
• 0.5-day shorter average length of stay; and
• Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 73 percent versus 67 percent for peer hospitals.

“Hospitals and health systems continue to recognize the vital importance of performance improvement for high-quality patient care, proving value and enabling the innovations that drive healthcare forward,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s chief operating officer and the leader of PINC AITM. “The transparent, non-biased and actionable data this study provides helps leaders make informed decisions for change and proves that CHI Memorial excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”
Living Well
Shedding Light On Chattanooga’s Unseen: Homelessness Exhibit Returns To Library May 24-July 31
Shedding Light On Chattanooga’s Unseen: Homelessness Exhibit Returns To Library May 24-July 31
  • 5/22/2024

Voices & Visions, an art installation about Chattanooga’s unhoused, returns to the Chattanooga Public Library’s downtown location from May 24 - July 31. The installation showcases stories ... more

Austin Hatcher Foundation Launches THRIVE Comprehensive Campaign
  • 5/21/2024

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer announces the launch of its THRIVE Comprehensive Campaign, aimed at extending the Foundation’s reach and impact to serve more families facing ... more