May 26, 2006
MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR FILING BIRTH CERTIFICATES
RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
The Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, has recognized Maury Regional Hospital with a Certificate of Superior Performance, according to Wanda Newton, director of health information management. This certificate is awarded to the top 10 percent of Tennessee hospitals for timeliness in filing birth certificates. Tennessee law requires that birth certificates be filed within 10 days. Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia has been recognized as being part of the top 10 percent of hospitals that filed birth certificates within 10 days at an average of 7.6 days per birth certificate.
“In today’s world, parents of newborns need their children’s birth certificates as quickly as possible,” said Sharon M. Leinbach, state registrar. “Maury Regional Hospital has gone the extra mile to ensure that certificates are completed and on file within only a few days after birth.”
Newton credited her staff for this recognition stating, “Dena McClellan and Dana Weaver's performance is outstanding in submitting timely and accurate birth certificates. This statewide recognition reflects their dedication and expertise in birth certificate completion. This is a great honor for these individuals and Maury Regional Hospital.”
To find out how to receive a copy of your birth certificate, please call the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records at (615) 741-1763 or visit http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/index.htm.
Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee is a 275-bed not-for-profit regional medical center established in 1953. The JCAHO-accredited hospital has a medical staff of 157 physicians, representing more than 30 specialties, and serves approximately 250,000 residents in southern Middle Tennessee. It is the flagship hospital for a system with additional facilities in Spring Hill, Hohenwald, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. For more information, visit www.mauryregional.com.