Quality & Patient Safety
- Quality & Patient Safety
TriStar Centennial is committed to safe, effective, and satisfying care for all of our patients. We take pride in measuring ourselves against the highest standards of care and national benchmarks. Each year, we set goals to achieve additional degrees of excellence. Some goals require multi-year efforts. Our commitment to continual improvement is demonstrated through the quality and safety designations that the physicians and staff have achieved. Some achievements apply to specific departments or services while others apply to the entire organization.
• Thompson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals
• Accredited Chest Pain Center
• Certified Primary Stroke Center
• Bariatric Center of Excellence
• Accredited Comprehensive Cancer Program
• Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
• Adoption of computerized physician order entry in our Emergency Department
According to Thomson Reuters, hospitals that achieve their “Top 100” designation typically outperform their peers by providing better patient care.
Reducing hospital-acquired infections is a focus of healthcare providers across the country. TriStar Centennial has partnered with numerous organizations such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, the Center for Disease Control, the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, and Harvard University in reducing patient harm. We have launched system-wide improvements to assure better care. Infections result in increased health care costs and add time to the patient’s hospital stay. TriStar Centennial has successfully reduced central line blood stream infections by ensuring continued compliance recommended best practices such as hand washing and appropriate catheter care. Based on the Center for Disease Control definitions, we have significantly reduced these infections by 62 percent in the adult critical care units and by 75 percent in the neonatal care unit.