by Capella Healthcare | Dec 15, 2011

Franklin, Tenn. – Two of Capella Healthcare’s hospitals have recently been ranked #1 in their states for medical excellence in key clinical areas.

According to the newly released 2012 quality awards from CareChex, the medical quality rating service of The Delta Group, Capital Medical Center (Olympia, WA) and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center (Russellville, AR) are tops in their state.

  • Capital Medical Center has been ranked #1 in Washington for Medical Excellence for both Orthopedic Care and Major Neurosurgery.  For orthopedic care, Capital is ranked in the Top 100 in the country as well.  Last year (2011 CareChex), they were ranked #1 in Washington in Spinal Fusion and Spinal Surgery.
  • Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in Arkansas for Women’s Health.  SMRMC is also ranked in the Top 100 in the country for Women’s Health.

Dr. Thane Forthman, managing principal at The Delta Group commented, “CareChex allows the public to make informed decisions regarding the quality of medical care provided by hospitals.  These two hospitals have achieved an exceptionally high level of performance in the clinical areas in which they are being recognized. This is a benchmark that other hospitals should seek to emulate.”

“We are pleased to congratulate these Capella hospitals and their staff on their significant accomplishments,” said Teresa Williams, RN, PhD, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of Capella Healthcare.  “It’s certainly validating when external organizations recognize our hospitals for their high quality of care.”

CareChex is a hospital quality rating service of The Delta Group, the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information services company that provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. The 2012 CareChex analysis is based on data from a three-year period including 2008-2010.

About Capella Healthcare
Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella Healthcare owns and/or operates 15 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities.