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Awards

Our hospitals are frequently recognized by national organizations for outstanding quality in several areas.

Joint Commission Disease Specific certifications

  • Total Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee) - Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford and Saint Thomas West Hospital
  • Chest Pain - Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford and Saint Thomas West Hospital
  • Advanced Comprehensive Stroke - Saint Thomas West Hospital
  • Advanced Primary Stroke - Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • Advanced Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) - Saint Thomas West Hospital

Cardiac

  • Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification - Saint Thomas Rutherford, Saint Thomas Midtown, and Saint Thomas West
  • Joint Commission Advanced Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Certification – Saint Thomas West
  • ICAEL Echo Lab Accreditation – Saint Thomas West
  • Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital – Saint Thomas West
  • Truven Top 100 Hospital 14 Consecutive Years – Saint Thomas West
    • 1 of 5 in the Nation
  • Becker’s 2016 Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals - Saint Thomas West
  • STS 3-Star Site - Saint Thomas West and Saint Thomas Midtown

Saint Thomas Cancer Care

  • The only Commission on Cancer Accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program with Commendation in Tennessee, uniting the cancer programs of Midtown, Rutherford, and West Hospitals
  • Largest National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Breast Cancer Program in Tennessee with more than 1000 breast cancers diagnosed and/or treated in 2016 in our facilities
  • Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the highest level of recognition in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.
  • Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology
  • ADDARIO Lung Cancer Foundation Centers of Excellence

Orthopedics

  • Joint Commission Accreditation - for Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty – Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas Rutherford
  • Joint Commission Accreditation - for Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, and Hip Fracture – Saint Thomas West
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – Blue Distinction Center for Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty – Saint Thomas Midtown, Saint Thomas West, Saint Thomas Rutherford
  • Aetna Institute of Quality – Total Knee Arthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty – Saint Thomas Midtown, Saint Thomas West, Saint Thomas Rutherford
  • Saint Thomas Midtown - First hospital in Tennessee to earn the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Saint Thomas West - Care Chex ranked #1 in Tennessee and #28 nationally for Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty

Women's and Children's Services

  • Baby Friendly Designation by Baby Friendly USA, Inc. - Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Safe Sleep Gold Designation – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Safe Sleep Silver Designation – Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Bariatrics

  • MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center Certification for Bariatric Surgery - Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) Bariatric Center – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence Network – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model

Saint Thomas Midtown, Rutherford and West Hospitals have Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. Stage 6 hospitals have achieved a significant advancement in their IT capabilities that positions them to successfully address many of the upcoming industry transformations we will be experiencing in the near future (e.g., HIPAA Claims Attachment, pay for performance, and government quality reporting programs). Stage 6 hospitals are also well positioned to provide data to key stakeholders (e.g., payers, the government, physicians, consumers, and employers) to support electronic health record (EHR) environments and regional health information organizations (RHIOs).