Feb. 22—CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga ranks as the second best hospital among the 133 hospitals in Tennessee, according to a new analysis of hospital performance by U.S. News and World Report.
Only Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville ranked higher than Memorial in the new magazine study of hospital outcomes and services.
CHI Memorial, which included both Memorial's main hospital in Glenwood and the CHI Memorial in Hixson, received a 'high performing' rating in eight surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery. U.S. News & World Report, which has prepared the annual hospital rankings for the past three decades, has ranked CHI Memorial hospital as the second best hospital in Tennessee behind only Vanderbilt for each of the past four years.
"We are an award-winning organization because of our staff, physicians, and volunteers," CHI Memorial Hospital Janelle Reilly said in a statement Monday.
CHI Memorial is the only Chattanooga hospital listed among the Best Hospitals in Tennessee for 2021.