February 2005

Memorial in Chattanooga Receives Recognition for Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety

Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., received the 2004 Beacon Award for excellence in hospital care from QSource, an independent health care quality improvement organization for Tennessee. The awards recognized only one hospital system, one nursing home and one home health agency in the state. The award noted that Memorial’s commitment to quality begins with its leadership and extends throughout the organization. Memorial Hospital and Memorial North Park Hospital were also recognized in the 2004 HealthCare21 Consumer Guide for full implementation of the Leapfrog Group’s recommended safety practices as outlined by the National Quality Forum. For more information, contact Karen Sloan of Memorial at 423/495-4320.