July 2, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) was recently recognized in Modern Healthcare as one of the top health care systems in the nation, according to Robert Otwell, CEO. This honor follows the release of a new report by Thomson Reuter’s—100 Top Hospitals: Health Systems Benchmarks Study and is the second consecutive year that MRMC has attained this recognition.

“Maury Regional has evolved into an organization whose quality is recognized at state and national levels. While excellence is a never ending pursuit, these awards are a testament to our daily commitment to provide those who have entrusted us with their care with the best possible outcomes,” said Otwell.

MRMC was in the top quintile in the study that included 255 health systems. The study utilized eight performance measures centered on quality of care, efficiency, and consumer satisfaction:

  • risk-adjusted mortality index (in-hospital)
  • risk-adjusted complications index
  • risk-adjusted patient safety index
  • core measures mean percent
  • 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia*
  • 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia*
  • severity-adjusted average length of stay
  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance)

Thomson Reuter’s used a balanced score card approach, meaning that the methodology equally weighted each of the eight measures. The data came from public sources including the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) dataset and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare dataset.