Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named the number one hospital in Nashville and Tennessee, according to U.S. News and World Report.
VUMC was also nationally ranked in 18 specialties and considered high performing in three procedures, including heart bypass surgery, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more on VUMC's rankings, click here.
Saint Thomas Hospital was also ranked fifth in the state and second in Nashville.
Saint Thomas Health Services execs have eliminated about 100 positions at their flagship facility and another 50 at Baptist Hospital. The cuts amount to about 2 percent of the regional hospital system's staff. Getahn Ward has the details.
All support areas of the two hospitals were affected, with most departments seeing two or three jobs cut, Climer said, adding that no cuts were made in clinical areas or at the system’s hospital in Murfreesboro. More than half of the affected positions were already vacant or open, she said.