Published: 6/17/2021


SOUTHERN TENNESSEE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM - PULASKI IS 5-STAR RATED FOR COPD OUTCOMES ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH RELEASED BY HEALTHGRADES, THE LEADING RESOURCE THAT CONNECTS CONSUMERS, PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS. EVERY YEAR, HEALTHGRADES EVALUATES HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE AT NEARLY 4,500 HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE FOR 32 OF THE MOST COMMON INPATIENT PROCEDURES AND CONDITIONS USING MEDICARE DATA. THIS ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT PATIENTS TREATED AT HOSPITALS RECEIVING A 5-STAR RATING HAVE A LOWER RISK OF DYING AND A LOWER RISK OF EXPERIENCING ONE OR MORE COMPLICATIONS DURING A HOSPITAL STAY THAN IF THEY WERE TREATED AT HOSPITALS RECEIVING A 1-STAR RATING IN THAT PROCEDURE OR CONDITION.

ADDITIONALLY, FROM 2017 THROUGH 2019, PATIENTS TREATED FOR COPD IN HOSPITALS WITH 5-STARS FOR IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY HAVE, ON AVERAGE, AN 83.3 PERCENT LOWER RISK OF DYING THAN IF THEY WERE TREATED IN HOSPITALS WITH 1 STAR FOR IN-HOUSE MORTALITY. SIMILARLY, PATIENTS TREATED FOR COPD IN HOSPITALS WITH 1-STAR FOR IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY ARE, ON AVERAGE, 6.0 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE THAN IF THEY WERE TREATED IN HOSPITALS WITH 5 STARS FOR IN-HOUSE MORTALITY.*

“WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY HEALTHGRADES FOR FOUR YEARS RUNNING,” SAID HOSPITAL CEO, JIM EDMONDSON.  “THE HEART OF THIS SUCCESS, FOR WHICH WE ARE CONTINUALLY RECOGNIZED, ARE THE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP OUR TEAM.”