June 13, 2008

Several departments, providers honored for high quality of care

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Several departments, providers honored for high quality of care

Providers and clinical departments at Vanderbilt Medical Center have won 12 Top Performer Awards and 121 5-Star Awards in the 2008 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc.

“I would like to thank and congratulate our 2008 award winners,” said Harry Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs. “Each is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. These providers and departments know how to earn the trust and cooperation of our patients-something at the very heart of what we do here.”

The awards are based on patient responses to one survey question regarding their overall quality of care.

PRC conducts patient surveys nationwide and presents their findings to hospitals or health facilities for use in improving patient satisfaction.

Award eligibility is determined by the number of survey responses gathered by PRC. This year at Vanderbilt, all inpatient groups and most outpatient work groups were eligible.

Top Performer Awards go to professionals who score in the 100th percentile, while the 5-Star Awards go to those who score within the 90th to 99th percentiles. Providers are ranked against all eligible providers, but clinical services are ranked respective to their field.

These include emergency departments, home health programs, outpatient hospital services, primary care clinics, inpatient units, specialty clinics and urgent care.

For a complete list of Vanderbilt's award winners, go to the VUMC Reporter Web site, mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter and click on the June 13 issue.

PRC 2008 National Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Top Performers – Individual Providers

The following VMG providers ranked within the 100th percentile nationally:

Audrey Jane Case, F.N.P.

Rosemary Cope, L.P.C./M.H.S.P.

John Dixon, M.D.

Thomas Doyle, M.D.

William Michael Gregg, M.D., M.P.H.

Howard Jones, III, M.D.

Top Performers – Groups

The following work groups ranked within the 100th percentile nationally:

5S Neuro ICU

Addiction Medicine Outpatient Therapy

Cardiology Outpatient Cath Lab

Children’s Hospital NICU

Clinical Research Center

Pediatric Otolaryngology Day Surgery

5-Star Award – Individual Providers

The following providers ranked within the 90th to 99th percentiles nationally:

Christine Allocco, A.P.R.N.

Nancy Brown, M.D.

Raymond Burk, M.D.

Brenda Butka, M.D.

Benjamin Byrd III, M.D.

Warren Barton Campbell, M.D.

Audrey Case, F.N.P.

Phillip David Charles, M.D.

Keith Churchwell, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Thomas Cleveland, Ph.D.

Thomas Davis, M.D.

Debra A. Dodd, M.D.

James Duncavage, M.D.

Michael Ladd Edgeworth, M.D.

Darrel Ellis, M.D.

Sergio Fazio, M.D.

Susan Ficken, A.P.R.N.

Michael Fowler, M.D.

Catherine Gaeyln Garrett, M.D.

Waldon Garriss III, M.D., M.S.

Ana Grau, M.D.

John Greer, M.D.

David Hansen, M.D.

Helen Hatfield, M.S.N.

David Johnson, C.R.N.P.

Jill Jones, M.D.

Mark Kelley, M.D.

Andrew Hollis Lagrange, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric Shawn Lambright, M.D.

Julia Lewis, M.D.

Willie Melvin, III, M.D.

Nipun Merchant, M.D.

Richard Miller, M.D.

James Donald Moore, M.D.

John Oates, M.D.

Robert Ossoff, M.D.

Robert Piana, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Jan Price, M.D.

David Raiford, M.D.

Debra Rankin, M.D.

Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.

William Russell Ries, M.D.

Elizabeth Ann Sastre, M.D.

David Schwartz, M.D.

Richard Shelton, M.D.

Deborah Snedegar, F.N.P.

Anderson Spickard III, M.D.

Simpson Bobo Tanner, M.D.

James Thomas, M.D.

Marc Tressler, D.O.

Julianne Wagnon, C.R.N.P.

Jason Wendel, M.D.

Ann Marie Vander Woude, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.

5-Star Award – Groups

The following work groups ranked within the 90th to 99th percentiles nationally:


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Adult inpatient units:

6 North

8 North

8 South

9 South

Children’s inpatient units:

6A, 6B, 6C

Ambulatory surgery, surgery, outpatient technical, and clinics:

4 South Surgery Unit

5 North Cardiovascular ICU

Adult Emergency Department

APN OB GYN Continuity Clinic

Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic

Cardiology Clinic

Cardiology Outpatient Echo Lab

Cardiology-Preventative Clinic

Cardiovascular Nuclear Studies

Center for Women's Imaging

Children’s Hospital Cardiac Surgery Clinic

Colorectal Day Surgery

Cool Springs Ambulatory Surgery Center

Cool Springs Oncology Clinic

Cool Springs Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

Dermatology Clinic

General Adult Outpatient Therapy, PHV

GI Liver Transplant Clinic

Green Hills Practice

Hillsboro Medical Group

Midwifery Practice West End

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit VUH

Neuro Oncology Clinic

Nutrition Clinic

Ortho Hand Ambulatory Surgery Center

Orthopedics Franklin Physical Therapy

Otolaryngology Day Surgery

Otolaryngology Speech Therapy

Otolaryngology Voice Botox – Village at Vanderbilt

Patterson MOHS Dermatology Clinic

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Pediatric Cardiology Outpatient Echo Lab

Pediatric Critical Care Unit

Pediatric Diabetes Clinic

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

Pediatric Hematology Clinic

Pediatric MRI

Pediatric Neuro Oncology Clinic

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Radiology GI/GU

Pediatric Radiology Nuclear Medicine

Pediatric Ultrasound Radiology

PET Radiology

Radiology MRI Neuro

Radiology Nuclear Medicine

Radiology Pediatrics CT

Renal Transplant Clinic

S3400 General Medicine Unit

S4400 Colorectal Unit

S5400 Orthopedics Unit

Speech Pathology

Speech Therapy Clinic

Sports Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center

Thoracic Clinic

Ultrasound Radiology

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital ED

Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Suite III

Vascular Lab

Voice Center

Women's Health Center