TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna Recognized in Top 100 Hospitals for Excellence

Oct 25, 2023 at 06:12 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, TN - TriStar Health, a part of HCA Healthcare, announced that two of its Middle Tennessee hospitals have been recognized on the 2023 Fortune/PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals list for excellence in patient outcomes and experience, operational efficiency, financial health and community impact. TriStar StoneCrest was recognized in the medium community hospital category. The esteemed list aims to inspire hospital and health system leaders to strive for higher performance and provide added value to the patients and communities they serve. TriStar Hendersonville was the other HCA property that received top marks.


“This achievement is a testament to the quality care that is provided across our TriStar Health network of hospitals every day,” said Dr. Tama Van Decar, chief medical officer of TriStar Health. “Our clinical teams are dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and community by continuously raising the bar through evidence-based practices and compassionate care.”

According to Fortune/PINC AI, this year’s 100 Top Hospitals study used a balanced scorecard approach focused on clinical, operational, financial, and patient perception to evaluate 2,644 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals. Unlike ranking programs that require hospitals to apply for evaluation, the program is strictly based on performance and publicly available data, including Medicare reports and patient satisfaction data.

In comparison to other hospitals, the study found the top 100 hospitals had better outcomes, including lower mortality rates, fewer complications, lower healthcare associated infection rates and shorter lengths of stay.

In addition to scoring among the top 100, TriStar Hendersonville received the Everest Award for setting national benchmarks for the fastest, most consistent improvement rates and highest current year performance. This additional distinction recognizes the dedication of the boards, executives and medical staff leaders who developed and executed the strategies that helped drive the highest rates of performance improvement over the five-year period measured in the study.

TriStar Hendersonville and TriStar StoneCrest are among 32 HCA Healthcare hospitals who were recognized on the list this year. For more information, go to


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