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Awards, Honors, Achievements

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Center of Excellence, joining 31 medical centers as part of an innovative collaborative. The Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program (VUDP), which accepts patients with undiagnosed and rare diseases, will be part of a unique network of institutions dedicated to the outstanding treatment of rare disease patients and collaboration to improve standards of care, advance research and increase awareness about rare diseases in the broader medical and patient communities.

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West has received the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation for a demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes resulting from evidence-based, guideline-directed degenerative mitral valve repair. The hospital also was recognized on the Target Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll. Additionally, all three Ascension Saint Thomas Middle Tennessee campuses won national recognition by the AHA with four achievement awards for implementing successful quality improvement measures to ensure cardiovascular and neurology patients receive efficient, effective, coordinated care.

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was named the 2021 Practice of the Year and CEO Darren Harris named Practice Executive of the Year by the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE). The annual awards recognize orthopaedic practices that have gone above and beyond, representing some of the best in the industry nationwide. "We are honored to receive two of the top distinctions from AAOE, recognizing our practice as an industry leader in innovation, quality and service," said Harris.

KraftCPAs has been named one of the "Best Accounting Firms to Work For" based on an annual survey by Accounting Today. Kraft's appearance on the national list of 100 best places of employment in the accounting industry marks the local firm's eighth appearance since the survey launched 13 years ago.

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized 90 of an eligible 607 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2020. Middle Tennessee's TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Hospital were both honored.

Provision's Culture of CARE is once again garnering national recognition. For the second year in a row, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville has won the distinguished Press Ganey 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award®.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center was recently recognized as a 2021 Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Additionally, MWCHC was one of the honorees recognized in October during the AgeWell Middle Tennessee Sage Awards.

Making the grade - the following Middle Tennessee hospitals received an 'A' from Leapfrog in safety grades for fall 2021: Lincoln Medical Center, Maury Regional Hospital, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, TriStar Horizon Medical Center, TriStar Skyline Medical Center, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, TriStar Summit Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Hospital.

TwelveStone Health Partners has been named a 2020 Top 10 Performer in URAC's Leaders in Performance Measurement Recognition Awards.