March 29, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The winning hospitals will be announced in the March 30 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency. This is the third time that MRMC has been recognized with this honor and the fourth quality award the medical center has received in the past year. Other awards include the Top 50 Health Systems, Premier Award for Quality, and the Excellence Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.

“This award is reflective of the commitment of our physicians, employees and volunteers who are dedicated to using treatment methods proven to result in better outcomes for our patients and improving the patient care experience. We are honored to receive this award and will continue our never-ending pursuit of excellence,” said Robert Otwell, CEO.

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care.

“The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated in the winning hospitals:

    • More than 107,500 additional patients would survive each year.
    • Nearly 132,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
    • Expenses would decline by $5.9 billion a year.
    • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

Maury Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital between Nashville and Huntsville offering a vast array of specialty services, including a Cancer Center, Heart Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women’s Center and Wound Center. In addition, the medical center offers critical care, orthopedic, surgical, sleep studies, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, and home care services. For more information about services offered, visit More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at



Maury Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 50 health system, has been one of only 23 hospitals in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality, and has been named a 2009 Excellence Award winner by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. The 275-bed facility serves more than 260,000 people in southern Middle Tennessee and has a medical staff of more than 185 physicians. From a comprehensive interventional and surgical heart program with chest pain center accreditation to a neonatal intensive care and cancer center, the medical center offers a wide range of advanced services.