Awards & Recognition

Awards and Honors:

2014

  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

    TriStar Summit Medical Center’s Breast Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

  • 2013

    • Top Hospital in Quality by The Joint Commission

      TriStar Summit has been recognized as a Top Hospital in Quality by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This marks the second year that the hospital has been recognized in the areas of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

    • 2012

      • Ultrasound Accreditation by the American College of Radiology
      • ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

        TriStar Summit Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules.

        The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

      • Breast Ultrasound Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

        The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

      • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Cycle III) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC)
        The SCPC has an organizational mission dedicated to the improvement of the clinical processes for the early assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute coronary processes for the early assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and heart failure (HF) within facilities serving our communities.

      2011

    • MRI Accreditation by the American College of Radiology
      • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Cycle III) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC)
      • Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification by the Joint Commission
        The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services you provide have the critical elements to acheive long-term success in improving outcomes. It is the best signal to your community that the quality care you provide is effectively managaed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

      2010

      • 2010 Top Performers on Key Quality Metrics by the Join Commission
        The Joint Commission recognizes the accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that attained and sustained excellence in accountability measure performance during the calendar year 2010. As "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures", these hospitals represent the top 14 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals of those that report core measure performance data. (Published in 2011)
      • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Cycle III) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC)
      • Best in Value Award for Quality, Affordability, Efficiency & Satisfaction and Best System in Middle Tennessee by Data Advantage
        The 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index is an independent analysis of each hospital's performance in the categories of: quality, affordability & efficiency and patient satisfaction.

      2009

      • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Cycle III) by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC)
      • Best in Value Award for Quality, Affordability, Efficiency & Satisfaction and Best System in Middle Tennessee by Data Advantage
      • Joint Commission Accredited
        Since its founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. Accreditation can be earned by an entire health care organization, for example, hospitals, nursing homes, office-based surgery practices, home care providers, and laboratories.
      • Cardiac Certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
        Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is dedicated to our mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

      2006

      • The Cheers Award by the Joint Commission
        This award is presented by The Institute for Safety Medication Practices (ISMP) to recognize individuals, health care organizations, regulatory agencies, professional organizations, researchers, pharmaceutical and other health care related businesses that have set a superlative standard of excellence inthe prevention of medication errors during the award year.

      Misc.

      • Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists
        The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
      • Aetna Elective Delivery Infant Safety Program
        The goal of the Aetna recognition is to address the appropriate timing of elective deliveries is consistent with the goals of ACOG, March of Dimes, Joint Commission and Leapfrog. This recognition acknowledges the achievement of reduction of elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy.
      • Center of Excellence in Cardiac Care by United Health Premium
      • Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program (COMP) Accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS)
        The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care.
      • Mammography Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
        The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
      • National Education Recognition Program by the American Diabetes Association
        To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
      • Quality Based Recognition by Blue Cross/Blue Shield
        The Quality Based Recognition identifies doctors and/or hospitals for a variety of performance improvement activities, including participation in clinical improvement activities, including participation in clinicial improvement programs for doctors and hospitals, completion of educational modules and maintenance of board certifications for doctors, and accreditation for hospitals.