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Parkridge Medical Center Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee is a 296-bed facility, which is nationally recognized for being not only one of the finest hospitals in Tennessee, but also for being one of the finest hospitals in the nation. Opened in 1971, Parkridge Medical Center is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, The Heart Center, The Sleep Disorders Center, The Senior Health Center, as well as some of the best orthopedic treatments in the country.

Health Grades, in its Hospital Report Card Analysis, gave Parkridge Medical Center a 5-star rating for knee replacement surgery. That rating is the best of any hospital in Tennessee, and puts Parkridge Medical Center in the top 10% in the country for knee replacement surgery.

Other medical services offered by Parkridge Medical Center include: angiography; breast cancer center; CAT scans; cardiac care; emergency department; geriatric services; gynecology; oncology; lab services; surgical services; MRI; neurology; occupational medicine; orthopedics; psychiatry; pulmonary medicine; women's services; children's services; sports medicine.

Solucient recently named Parkridge Medical Center one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation (The rankings were published in Modern Healthcare Magazine). The study was done by the Solucient Institute of Evanston, Illinois, and sets benchmarks for hospitals to achieve the most cost-efficient and highest quality of medical care. The rankings are based on eight different criteria, which measure clinical quality practices, operations, and financial management. Those criteria are: risk-adjusted mortality index; risk-adjusted complications index; severity adjusted average length of stay; cash flow margin (profitability); proportion of outpatient revenue; productivity; quality of hospital's data; expense per adjusted discharge.

Note: Parkridge Medical Center was in the category for large community hospitals. As this article went to press, Parkridge Medical Center was looking for highly skilled nurses to fill some positions on their staff of nurses. If you are that type of qualified individual, and want to work for one of the country's top hospitals, consider contacting Parkridge Medical Center.

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