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TriStar Horizon Medical Center
TriStar Natchez ER

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected as aTop Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
  • Accredited - The Joint Commission
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • College of American Pathologists Accreditation
  • Commission on Cancer – Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission
  • Sarah Cannon at TriStar Natchez Medical Park – accredited by the American College of Surgeons
  • The Cardiac Rehab program is accredited by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • The Diabetes & Nutrition Center is accredited by the American Diabetes Association
  • American College of Radiology Accreditation in MRI, CT and Ultrasound
  • American College of Radiology awarded TriStar Horizon in Nuclear Medicine for Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Honored with “A” Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group for two consecutive years

Innovative Services include:

  • Telemedicine - New technology is allowing experts from across the world to care for patients in Dickson and the surrounding areas, and it can be done in only a matter of seconds. The program virtually delivers experts to a patient's bedside. With the portable equipment, experts from across the world can zoom in on the patient's features, check X-rays, ask questions and even conduct physical exams.

  • Therapeutic Hyperdermia – found mostly in large hospital but it is being used in all TriStar hospitals. It is a treatment where patients are cooled to near freezing. The technique is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest-when the heart suddenly stops beating. It is believed that the freezing slows the metabolism- delaying brain damage that usually occurs with cardiac arrest – and speeds the healing process.
  • Observation Unit - Observation Unit may be a unfamiliar term to many. When ER doctors determine that a patient is too sick to be discharged home, but not sick enough to be admitted to the hospital, they are able to place the patient in an “observation status”. After further testing, the patient may be admitted or discharged home. An observation unit allows the Emergency Department physician to move the patient quickly to a unit designed to provide the level of care needed at that time. The observation unit enhances the flow of patients through the emergency department and frees up inpatient beds. It’s a more effective process for patients
  • Electronic Administration Record (eMAR) - Utilizes barcode technology on the patient armband to identify the correct patient, drug and dose of every medication.
  • Digital Mammography - Offers patient advantages that include decreasing the possibly of human error during interpretation and fewer return visits due to improved visibility of breast tissue.
  • Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Center - A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that allows stroke and surgery patients to achieve an independent lifestyle by practicing life skills.