Maury Regional Health named a top health system in the nation for the fourth time


COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Health (MRH) is the only system in Tennessee to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top U.S. Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®.  This is the fourth time Maury Regional Health has been recognized during the nine years this study has been conducted. The study evaluated data for Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro.

“This award is a direct result of the outstanding performance of the employees, physicians and volunteers at Maury Regional Health who dedicate their lives to caring for our patients. Truven Health Analytics conducts independent research based on publicly reported data for key performance metrics to select the top systems in the nation. Maury Regional Health was one of only five small health systems to achieve this performance threshold. I am immensely proud of the Maury Regional Health team,” said MRH CEO Alan Watson.

This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,924 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement on a balanced scorecard. The scorecard is based on the 100 Top Hospitals national balanced scorecard methodologies and focuses on five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience.

Based on the results of this year’s study, winning health systems were able to achieve the following compared to non-winning peer systems:

  • 17.5 percent shorter wait times in the emergency department.
  • 13.4 percent fewer in-hospital deaths.
  • 8.5 percent fewer complications.
  • 10.2 percent shorter length of hospital stays.

"The study recognizes these 15 health systems that have proven it is possible to drive down expense while improving the quality of care,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “More importantly, the leaders of these health systems are demonstrating the power of aligning best practices across multiple hospitals to achieve greater levels of efficiency while delivering higher overall standards of care.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the April 24th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

About Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health Business
Truven Health Analytics®, IBM Watson Health™, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler ® and ActionOI ®. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO. For more information, visit


Visit the Commitment to Quality page to learn more about how Maury Regional Health benchmarks its performance against health care providers across the nation. 

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