UT Medical Center ranked one of the best in the nation

UT Medical Center ranked one of the best in the nation

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UT Medical Center in Knoxville is emerging as one of the top in the nation, ranking number two in the state in this year's U.S. News and World Report of "America's Best Hospitals." UT Medical Center in Knoxville is emerging as one of the top in the nation, ranking number two in the state in this year's U.S. News and World Report of "America's Best Hospitals."
Services like cancer, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, geriatrics and more all stand out and were recognized in the report. Services like cancer, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, geriatrics and more all stand out and were recognized in the report.
By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - UT Medical Center in Knoxville is emerging as one of the top in the nation, ranking number two in the state in this year's U.S. News and World Report of "America's Best Hospitals."

Doctors, nurses, and staff members at UT Medical Center say this report says a lot about the quality of health care that's here in East Tennessee which serves people from our region as well as Kentucky and North Carolina.

The first few steps are the hardest, and just 24 hours after right hip replacement surgery, Doris Mason is already putting one foot in front of the other.

"I am totally surprised because I was not expecting that," she said.

She was also surprised that she's being cared for at the number two ranking hospital in the state of Tennessee. UT Medical Center credits their success in this report to a strong team and comprehensive procedures.

"We definitely practice evidence based medicine but one of the things that helps us do that is the amount of technology and state of the art technology that we have at our disposal," said Dr. James Shamiyeh.

Dr. Shamiyeh says caring goes beyond clinical. 

"As long as you focus on the patient and the patient is first, what's going to be best for the patient both one-on-one and also from an institutional standpoint then good things are going to happen."

Services like cancer, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, geriatrics and more all stand out and were recognized in the report.

"We're going to continue to focus on the quality of care that we deliver, make sure that the outcome measures that are used in these types of ratings continue to show that we perform at a very high level," said UT Medical Center President and CEO Joe Landsman.

This news is serving as motivation for the entire team and maybe for patients like Doris Mason too.

"I feel great. Just happy to be walking around and I feel really good," said Mason.

The study also ranks UT Medical Center's Pulmonology service as 28th in the nation. This report measured patient survival, safety data, and quality of care.

More online: "America's Best Hospitals" 2014-2015 report

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