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Roane Medical Center’s surgery department ranked 90 percent or higher in measures gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The scores of the Harriman-based hospital surpassed state and national averages.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gathers data for hospital process of care measures to help patients better determine where they will receive their health-care services.
Roane Medical Center ranked equal to or higher than state and national averages in more than half of the surgical categories measured, such as administration of appropriate antibiotics and prevention of blood clots after surgery.
“We are always looking for ways to improve quality of care and patient safety,” said Dr. Terry Bingham, general surgeon at Roane Medical Center.
“These rankings are just one indicator of the continual improvement we’re striving for in our department, but we won’t be satisfied until each of those rankings is 100 percent.”
Roane Medical Center offers a comprehensive selection of inpatient and outpatient surgical services, including abdominal, gastrointestinal, gynecologic and urologic surgeries, as well as orthopedics and podiatry.
Call 316-0000 for more information about surgical services offered at Roane Medical Center.
Roane Medical Center, a member of Covenant Health, strives to offer personalized patient care through its quality medical and surgical care, emergency services, prevention programs, rehabilitation support and health education.
The hospital staff has expertise in specialized services such as diagnostic imaging, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Roane Medical Center also offers services through its subsidiaries, Emory River Senior Behavioral Health, RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Center, and RMC Sleep Center.
Founded in 1939, Roane Medical Center aims to offer the right blends of technical expertise, medical professionalism and hometown values.