August 18, 2009


COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) was recently recognized in Modern Healthcare as one of the top 50 health care systems in the nation alongside facilities such as the Mayo Foundation and Cleveland Clinic, according to Robert Otwell, CEO. This honor follows the release of a new report by Thomson Reuter's100 Top Hospitals: Health Systems Quality/Efficiency Study

“This achievement is the result of the unfaltering commitment of the medical staff and employees to providing outstanding care for our patients. We have made great strides at MRMC and will continue our efforts to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes while they are in our care,” said Otwell.

The study included 252 health systems with a total of 1,720 hospitals on measures of clinical quality and efficiency. To be ranked among the top 50 indicates that the health system was in the top 20% of health systems nationwide. Performance measures analyzed in the evaluation were:

  • mortality

  • complications

  • patient safety

  • length of stay

  • use of evidence-based practices

Thomson Reuter’s used a balanced score card approach, meaning that the methodology equally weighted each of the five measures. The study utilized information from two public databases—Medicare Provider Analysis and Review and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Hospital Compare.

This achievement comes on the heels of being recognized by the Premier health care alliance as one of only 23 winners of the Premier Award for Quality among 3,796 hospitals nationwide.

"When it comes to quality, Maury Regional offers an exceptional level of care. This recognition is the result of us being evaluated against hospitals across the nation, including much larger metropolitan facilities. To be in the same group with facilities like Mayo and Cleveland Clinic speaks volumes about the care available in Maury County,” said MRMC Chief of Staff Jeff Adams, M.D.