As the premier provider of comprehensive health services in the West Georgia and East Alabama regions, WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has been honored for its achievements in many areas of patient care.
West Georgia Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. WGMC is the only hospital in Georgia and Alabama to achieve this recognition for 2016.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. 100 Top Hospitals researchers use risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the CMS Hospital Compare reports.
For the 2016 CareChex Medical Excellence Awards, West Georgia Health ranked:
► #45 of 3,917 U.S. hospitals and #2 of 113 Georgia hospitals for Overall Hospital Care
► #66 of 3,811 U.S. hospitals and #3 of 113 Georgia hospitals for Overall Medical Care
► #47 of 3,331 U.S. hospitals and #3 of 97 Georgia hospitals for Overall Surgical Care
► #90 of 1,414 U.S. hospitals and #3 of 39 Georgia hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
► #16 of 4,273 U.S. hospitals and #2 of 125 Georgia hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care
► #73 of 4,204 U.S. hospitals and #3 of 120 Georgia hospitals for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
► #58 of 3,180 U.S. hospitals and #3 of 94 Georgia hospitals for General Surgery
► #59 of 2,314 U.S. hospitals and #2 of 67 Georgia hospitals for Major Bowel Procedures
For the 2016 CareChex Patient Safety Awards, WGH ranked:
► #46 of all U.S. hospitals and #2 of all Georgia hospitals for Overall Hospital Care
► #63 of all U.S. hospitals and #4 of all Georgia hospitals for Overall Surgical Care
► #51 of all U.S. hospitals and #3 of all Georgia hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care
► #72 of all U.S. hospitals and #4 of all Georgia hospitals for General Surgery
In addition, West Georgia Health ranked among the top 10 percent of all U.S., Southern Region and Georgia hospitals for Medical Excellence in these clinical categories:
In addition, West Georgia Health ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S., Southeastern region and Georgia hospitals for Patient Safety in these clinical categories:
2012 Award for Excellence in Patient Care for Outpatient Services at the WGH Women’s Health Center
West Georgia Health was named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
West Georgia Medical Center has achieved the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes West Georgia Health’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.
Twin Fountains Home, one of West Georgia Health’s skilled nursing facilities, has achieved the Alliant GMCF Georgia Quality Award for improving the quality of health care for Georgians. Twin Fountains is one of only 20 nursing facilities in Georgia to receive this honor, which was based on quality care assessments combined with resident satisfaction scores. Twin Fountains Home scored higher than average.
*These rankings are based on independent research conducted by CareChex®, a division of Comparion®. Comparion determines these rankings via its National Quality Rating Database which includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals and incorporates the most recent three years of federal fiscal year data. To learn more, visit www.carechex.com.
**The Studer Group is an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that has worked with more than 800 hospitals nationwide.