Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville TN, 37232

(615) 322-5000

80% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved 1 quality award distinction in the last 12 months.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 0 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 1 Clinical Quality Award in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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* Number of cases may not represent total volume.

Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 503 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 710 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 820 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1230 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 727 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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National Average
Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 247 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 308 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 63 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 83 cases.

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As Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 184 cases.

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As Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 795 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 301 cases.

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As Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 359 cases.

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As Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 290 cases.

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As Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 408 cases.

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As Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 136 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 139 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 108 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 94 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 2465 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 6109 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 419 cases.

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As Expected
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 700 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
National Average
Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 197 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 200 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 366 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 402 hospital cases and a national average of 89 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 299 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 519 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 121 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 372 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 90 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 158 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 39 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Data Source

Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

80% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 4 safety indicators

  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated Worse Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
14 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232