What are the best hospitals in Tennessee?

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / CHI Memorial is seen from Missionary Ridge on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga ranks as the second best hospital among the 133 hospitals in Tennessee, according to a new analysis of hospital performance by U.S. News and World Report.

Only Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville ranked higher than Memorial in the new magazine study of hospital outcomes and services.

CHI Memorial, which included both Memorial's main hospital in Glenwood and the CHI Memorial in Hixson, received a 'high performing' rating in eight surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery. U.S. News & World Report, which has prepared the annual hospital rankings for the past three decades, has ranked CHI Memorial hospital as the second best hospital in Tennessee behind only Vanderbilt for each of the past four years.