Joint Commission Gold Seal 2015

Top Rural Hospital

People's Choice Award

Other Awards

Best Leadership Commitment Award

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Top Performer

Takoma Regional Hospital has been named an elite "Top Performer" in quality and safety by The Joint Commission. Takoma is one of only one third of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in the country to earn this top honor that recognizes performance excellence based on evidence-based interventions.

Joint Commission Key Quality Measures

"Takoma is proud to lead the way in quality improvement," Dennis Kiley, the hospital’s interim president and CEO, said. "We make it a top priority to focus on patient safety and quality of care."

The hospital was recognized in four categories of excellence: pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and immunization.

This is the second time that Takoma has received this distinguished Joint Commission recognition. In 2011, the hospital was recognized for being a "Top Performer" in surgical care and pneumonia for 2010. "The Joint Commission has changed its criteria through the years, making it much more difficult to earn," Collins said. "We are honored to receive this recognition again – this time for four key quality measures."

Top Rural Hospital

Takoma Regional Hospital was named a "Top Rural Hospital" in 2012 – one of only 13 in the country -- by a national organization whose focus is helping consumers compare hospitals based on outcomes and patient safety.

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The Top Hospital designation, which is the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country, was given by The Leapfrog Group. This designation recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures, and reducing hospital readmissions on conditions including pneumonia and heart attack. Only 92 hospitals in the entire United States received recognition as a Top Hospital in one of three categories: top rural hospital, top urban hospital or top children’s hospital. Only two hospitals in Tennessee were honored – Takoma and Vanderbilt University Hospital.

"A" in Patient Safety

For the fourth consecutive year, Takoma Regional Hospital has been awarded an "A" for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that grades hospitals on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections, every year since 2011.

The hospital safety score uses 26 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical/medication errors. The information is calculated under the guidance of a nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, including representatives from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and others. As a result of the review, Takoma also has been named a "Top Rural Hospital" in 2012 out of the nearly 1,200 hospitals that participated. Takoma has received an "A" from Leapfrog every year since the organization began giving out grades: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

First in Patient Safety

For four years in a row, Takoma Regional Hospital has received top marks in overall patient safety in three important areas including "Preventing Medication Errors" according to the Leapfrog Group (2009-2013).

People's Choice

For the seventh consecutive year, Takoma Regional Hospital has been voted "Best Place To Work" and "Most Community Involved Business," among other categories.

In 2015, Takoma Regional Hospital was voted "Most Community Involved Business" and Miranda Pitts was named "Best RN."

Each year, the Greeneville Sun newspaper hosts a contest called "People's Choice Awards" that features 200 categories that describe Greene County's "best."

Come and see why your friends and neighbors recognize us as being the best!

Gallup Great Workplace Award (2011-2015)

For the fifth consecutive year, out of millions of work teams in over 100 countries, Takoma Regional Hospital and Adventist Health Systems were one of only 28 companies chosen to receive this award. This award measures the engagement of our associates in the work they do.

Healthcare Hero Award 2011

Tri-Cities Business Journal Awarded Takoma Regional Hospital its Healthcare Hero Award for Disaster Response to the 2011 Tornados that swept through Greene County.


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