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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery Receives 5-Star Rating

April 18th 2015

Contact: Nick Paranjape, (615) 284-1210, Nick.Paranjape@STH.ORG

The Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery was the only hospital in the Nashville area given a 5-star rating according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The CMS Hospital Compare website is using the new rating system as a way to help consumers choose a hospital by spotlighting excellence in healthcare quality. The rating system is based on a combination of multiple questions from HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems).  

According to 
Medicare.gov, the star ratings for individual and global topics represent questions from the survey from nurse and physician communication to cleanliness and care transition.   Bernie Sherry, President & CEO of Saint Thomas West & Midtown says the Hospital for Specialty Surgery, formerly known as the Hospital for Spinal Surgery, says the 5-star rating distinguishes Saint Thomas Health as the quality leader in Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery.   Saint Thomas Midtown & Saint Thomas West received 4-star ratings.  

Hear more from Bernie Sherry in this video about the hospital's rating and its new Pre-Operative Medicine Clinic.
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