(Released for publication) Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) has earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Tennessee. The publication recently ranked JCMC as No. 8 in the state, the highest of any facility in Northeast Tennessee.
The ratings were based on a study of various adult specialties offered at each hospital. JCMC was rated as high-performing in four specialties - cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology, and urology - and was rated among the top 10 hospitals in the state in each of 13 adult specialties.
"We're honored to be recognized in the top 10 in Tennessee," said Tony Benton, interim CEO for Washington County Hospitals. "We're on a journey to do our best and provide the best care to our patients. We've got a great team of physicians, nurses and team members, and they deserve the credit for all their hard work."
The study's criteria included survival rates, patient safety measures, patient volume, nurse-to-patient ratio, advanced technologies offered and patient services being offered. It also considered patient satisfaction ratings as well as reputation among other physicians.
Tennessee has 154 hospitals across the state. The top two according to the U.S. News rankings were Vanderbilt University Medical Center (an affiliated hospital with Mountain States Health Alliance) and University of Tennessee Medical Center.