Vanderbilt University Medical Center

82%

Patients that would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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78%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
9% higher than the national average

82%

Would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%83%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%66%66%

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He is a doctor that knows what he is doing. He also truly cares about his patients. He took great care of my grandma when she had a fracture in her back. I would recommend him to anyone with back problems.

Amanda Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Yang

Yes, he’s the best! He knows his business and doesn’t recommend surgery when no necessary.

HPope Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Dr. Soper has helped me immensely through out my recovery. 5 stars are not enough for the gratitude and appreciation I have for Dr. Soper.

Jack Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Soper

Dr Guice is an amazing doctor who cares for my kids as she would hero own. It’s wonderful having a doctor that is around my age that understands my needs as a parent for my kids.

Mark Woodford Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Guice

Greg Jun 26 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Hes great and very nice

LeAnn Perica Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Novak

Dr. Christie is very thorough, has a very quiet demeanor and is concerned about your wellbeing.

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Barbara Harris Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Stephens

Extremely caring doctor and staff!! Wonderfully kind and intuitive! We need more doctors like Dr. Woods

Tanya L Butler Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Woods

Wait time is very short in meeting with nurses. Martha, and Dr Christie. Dr Christie really cares about me personally as he does with each and every patient. He takes time to listen and then offers options that are based on the best solution.

Onetta Williams Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Had a great visit. Doctor explained everything and made me relax and explained the options I have.

Linda Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

He is unprofessional and a danger to children due to his casual lack of common sense. Do not let him harm your child. Please avoid him at all costs he will misdiagnose and alter clinical notes quicker than you can call your lawyer.

Ferguson May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Klinsky

We love Green Hills Pediatrics! Dr. Godfrey is kind, compassionate and trustworthy. He takes the time to answer our questions and is easy to talk to. We are very happy with his care for all of our kids.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Godfrey

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Mallard

Breast reconstruction- Dr Higdon is the professional to go to for plastic surgery. He is pleasant, down to earth, loves his work, and cares more that his patients are satisfied. Dr Higdon’s work makes my breasts look natural. I would recommend him for any plastic surgery. He is good.

Jennifer Cole May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Higdon

Nikki has been a great help! Feeling pain free and normal ! Thanks!

Ken May 19 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Nikki is very thorough and professional in treating my dad. She is very knowledgeable and an excellent practitioner. Highly recommend.

Tommy Fleming May 19 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Very professional.

Joseph Romain May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

After having 2 knee replacements by Dr. Christie, I am convinced he is the best! I highly recommend SJRI to everyone!

Cinda Wood May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Kevin Atkins May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

M. Bishop May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Higdon

I love dr hadad !!! Very positive and honest took time to answer my questions and concerns

Sheila Gamble May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Haddad

Kirsten B May 13 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Dr. Dattilo was very straight forward and explains things clearly. This was my first visit with him and I was very pleased. I especially like the young doctor that was working with him.

Wanda Massey May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Dattilo

Dr Mackey operates on my Husband did a very good job but he has a personality of a TOAD an has no respect for family member wives

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

I have only had one office visit and that was prior to my knee replacenent. I did have an orientation session prior to the surgery . I found everything and everyone involved in the practice to be extremely professional, efficient and friendly. My experience was very positive

Martha Wayburn Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Ashley Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

C. Baxter Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Haddad

Excellent. Both Dr Mackey and Dr Abram teamed on my spinal fusion surgery. I'm only five month out of surgery, but have been very satisfied with both the surgery and aftercare so far. I still have a ways to go, but have been told it may take another 18 months for the nerves to reconnect.

Mike Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Shonda Tibbs Apr 11 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Dr.Bastian is wonderful he sits and listens to me about what’s going that day. And he also ask about how things are going in real life. He is genuine. I follow him wherever he moves to. Highly recommend!

Tammy Gatlin Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bastian

I have met (with) Niki in office also, prior to my telemed apt on the phone. She is always so courteous/helpful to me! Very professional! Always willing to go an beyond for her patients! So thankful to have her as my NP!

Erin J Apr 10 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Robin Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Rochester

Niki is great to work with. She is a professional who cares about her patients on several levels. I would recommend Niki wholeheartedly.

Apr 08 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Ms. Reese continues to be very informative even after the surgery to enable the best recovery outcome possible. She responds quickly to messages with a thoughtful and meaningful response. Highly recommend!

M. M. Apr 08 2020

Review for Niki Reese

i have been going to Dr. Cherney for four years now. I have previously gone to 4 other retina specialist. He has done more to improve my vision than all the other combined. He and his staff are exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone with retina problems.

Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Cherney

Followup for acromegaly, hyperparathyroidism, and surgical hypothyroidism. Dr Baum is intelligent, well informed, and an excellent communicator. I feel fortunate to be his patient.

Gerald Burns Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Baum

Everything was wonderful . Dr Christie and his staff were amazing and the hospital stay was excellent ! The whole experience exceeded my expectations ! Thank you Dr Christie and your amazing staff and amazing hospital staff.

Alan west Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

I had back surgery in November 2018 and felt like a teenager again.

Sylvia Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

I had a total knee replacement in October and couldn't be happier with the result and with Dr. Christie's expertise and "bedside manner".

Charles Ingram Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Excellent. Proven track record of success.

Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Dr. Bowman is excellent! Listened to my daughter's foot issue, and wonderful bed-side manner. Very caring and friendly. I would recommend him to our family/friends.

Momof4 Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Bowman

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bergeron

Forrest M )Mike) Butler Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

The staff was very courteous. Listened to everything I had to say and recommended a plan for the future.

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Dr. Christie has helped so many of my friends and family! He's kind, thoughtful, and caring

Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Sandy Dunbar Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Cherney

Mar 08 2020

Review for Niki Reese

I would recommend him to family or friends.

Fred Goad in Nashville, TN - Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

D. Seymour Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Stephens

Everyone is so friendly and helpful with your questions. Dr Sweeney is very knowledgeable with all questions. I always enjoy getting my adjustments on every visit; I feel like a new person every visit. He's the best

Candice Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Sweeney

Gary Patton Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

It was a long pre-op day but every one who saw me was considerate and very informed about my case which was comforting. It was well organized and helpful. Thanks to everyone on the team.

Peggy Pennington Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

. The doctor told me everything I needed to know without me having to answer any questions. I was very happy with the whole experience was the best I’ve had in a doctor’s office in a long time.

Karin Blankenship Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Extremely good doctor! I have been seeing him for years and I am fortunate to be with such a competent and friendly doctor.

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Rochester

Very pleased, he does not push surgery rather considers it a last resort which makes me happy.

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

He is Great Doctor take care immediately

Juana Ramirez Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Very Good, I could not be more pleased with the work Dr Mackey and Dr Abraham’s did.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Dr Mackey is very professional. He is good to ask questions and he gives thoughtful answers. I have been very happy with the surgery he did on my back a year ago.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

We are very pleased with Dr Christie and are repeat patients. We have the greatest confidence in him and will return to him in the future.

Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

I was pleased with my visit. Dr Reddy explained my condition and plan of care in way that was easy to understand. I feel confident having her as my doctor.

Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Reddy

I have never had as much trust in a physician as I have in Dr. Cox. She’s delivered 2 of my kids and gone so far above and beyond to address any of my concerns - even calling me on a weekend. She is kind and patient and I’d recommend her to anyone.

Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Cox

I had reconstruction surgery on 12/27/2019 with Dr. Higdon. He was a very professional, thorough and compassionate surgeon. He has a gentle and kind spirit. He cares and respects his patients and wants to give them the results they desire. I am very happy post-surgery.

Tonya Sherman Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Higdon

I was in so much pain with my lower back and was terrified of surgery. Dr. Mackey performed a multi-level lumbar decompression and fusion. It has been 13 months and I have never felt better. He is the best! I really appreciate his staff and all the care I received.

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Paul W. Fitzgerald Feb 10 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Dr Mackie and staff are always wonderful.

Scott Iles Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

I have been operated on two times By doctor Mackey and would not hesitate to use him again if needed very professional

Timothy Norwood Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Very professional.

Wilma leming Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Kristen B. Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Casey

I had a great time with Niki Reese. It was nice having someone who could relate to my back problems while also being very intelligent on what I should do. She’s awesome !

Jan 28 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Dr. Glazer saved me from having open heart surgery back in 1998. Thought I would possibly need open heart, but he was able to put a stent in to open my artery which was a blessing to me !!

Sandra Jones Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Glazer

Dr. Christie has done 5 surgeries on my hips in the last 20 years. He is an exceptional surgeon, a fine physician, and a caring person. I am a physician myself and I have complete confidence in his judgement and his ability to offer excellent orthopedic care.

Bruce E. Herron M.D. Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Stephens

First time since my injury that anyone listened to me and cared about my injury! She was very easy to talk to and I feel like I will finally get the help I deserve. Thank you for all that you do, it doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Lora Saltsman Jan 21 2020

Review for Niki Reese

Terrible patient care for our baby. Left us in the emergency room after seeinf him. Please see someone else.

Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Godfrey

Jan 18 2020

Review for Audrey Morgan-Cline

Wonderful and professional. He was very straight forward and actually took the time to listen to me. That is hard to find this day and age.

Adam C. Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

Dr. Kuhn operated on my left shoulder in 2012. This doctor was compassionate and very detailed in explaining everything. While in the hospital recovering he came by to see how I was doing. He is an absolute professional.

MARYBEL Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Kuhn

Dr. Mackey is in my opinion in the upper echelons of his field. I highly recommend him to anyone that is experiencing back issues.

John C Padgett Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

I will recommend Dr. Christie because of his expertise and knowledge. He and his staff are vigilant in making the patient's needs their priority.

Marie K. Parks Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Christie

Detailed, precise to the point. He takes time to talk to you.

Jan 01 2020

Review for Dr. Mackey

OMG go here! The place was clean. Quiet. They were not rushed. VERY thorough. Asked questions and listened to answers. Told me what to expect. (I saw nurse practitioner not Dr. Bergeron but this clinic was VERY impressive!)

Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Bergeron

I like him as a person but kind of agree he gets patients hooked on very addictive drugs.

Dec 25 2019

Review for Dr. Indukuri

Visit was great

Dennis Coker Dec 25 2019

Review for Dr. Mackey

I've been a patient of Dr. Christie's for over 10 years. He has replaced both my knees. I am quite happy with him and with Southern Joint Replacement. I have always used their PT department and most of the same therapists are still there!

Dec 23 2019

Review for Dr. Christie

Great and compassionate group of doctors. My bilateral knee replacement was a breeze by Dr. Christie !!!! The physical therapy is best in town!

Donna Lowry Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Christie

Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Clarke

Very attentive and thorough with every visit. Office staff was very nice and helpful too. Excellent office environment. Performed outpatient surgery and very pleased with results.

Christy Wilson Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Dawkins

Middle Tennessee patient Dec 08 2019

Review for Dr. Weikert

Dr. Mackey and his staff are very professional and personable. He is very thorough, explains everything and ensures you understand. He was very patient with me answering all my questions before and after sugery. I had a fusion from T10 down to pelvis. I definitely highly recommend him.

Terri jasso Dec 04 2019

Review for Dr. Mackey

Dr Reddy is thorough and timely. I’m very happy with her approach and follow through.

Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Reddy

Nov 26 2019

Review for Dr. Staggs

Nov 22 2019

Review for Dr. Christie

Dr. Novak is an excellent Dr he took care of me 2 years ago when my shoulder was broke and he has done two thumb surgeries on me this year , HIGHlY recommend and he asked if he could pray before each surgery , such a caring and compassionate Dr. I always got through ever time I called the office !

Lisa Horton Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Novak

Marilynn Eason Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Steigelfest

Mark Whitlock Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. McGinley

Location

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232