Thompson again named ‘High Performing Hospital’

When U.S. News & World Report released its latest hospital ratings and rankings last week, F.F. Thompson Hospital again achieved the highest possible rating with regard to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is the third consecutive year for this distinction.

According to its website, in 2021, U.S. News evaluated data from more than 4,300 hospitals to generate the procedure and condition ratings. An overall rating of high performing indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given procedure or condition, the site states.

“To me, this designation demonstrates how patient-centered our associates are, and how dedicated they are to delivering excellence as a high-reliability organization,” said Thompson Health Director of Quality and Safety Wendy Blakemore.

With regard to COPD, Thompson also holds advanced COPD certifications at four of its primary care locations and a standard certification at its hospital. These certifications are from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body. 

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