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Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

We’ve Risen to the Top

As the premier provider of comprehensive health services in the West Georgia and East Alabama regions, West Georgia Health has been honored for its achievements in many areas of patient care.

CareChex

For 2014*, West Georgia Health is ranked among the top 10 percent of all U.S. hospitals for Medical Excellence in:

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Overall Medical Care
  • General Surgery

In addition, West Georgia Health ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S. hospitals for Medical Excellence in these clinical categories:

  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Gastrointestinal Care
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Major Bowel Procedures
  • Neurological Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Pneumonia Care
  • Pulmonary Care

In addition, West Georgia Health ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S. and Georgia hospitals for Patient Safety in these clinical categories:

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Overall Medical Care
  • Overall Surgical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Major Bowel Procedures
  • Orthopedic Care

Studer Group**

2012 Award for Excellence in Patient Care for Outpatient Services at the WGH Women’s Health Center

  • One of four healthcare organizations nationwide to achieve award.
  • Patient Satisfaction Score in the 99th percentile.
  • August 2012 Studer Group’s Health Care Organization of the Month

The Joint Commission

West Georgia Health was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

QUEST: High Performing Hospitals, a quality collaborative within the Premier healthcare alliance

  • Finalist in the 2013 QUEST Award for high-value healthcare.
  • Named a Top Performer for the firth year in a row in the QUEST high performing hospitals collaborative for:
  • Reducing mortality by at least 31 percent.
  • Reducing the average cost of care to less than $5,690 per discharge.
  • Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at least 95 percent of the time.
  • Reducing preventable harm events.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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.

Alliant GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia

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.

Other Honors:

  • Ranked in 2013 as the number one large hospital in Georgia by GeorgiaTrend Magazine, based on publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Among first 9 percent of U.S. hospitals to achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 EMR Adoption.
  • West Georgia Hospice named among the top 100 of 1,200 U.S. Hospice programs.
  • Achieved designation as an Accredited Bariatric Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
  • Achieved Stage 1 Meaningful use, totaling mandates of $2.4 million to West Georgia Health, through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Twin Fountains 2012 Georgia Health Care Association Quality Award Achieved 4-star rating on CMS Nursing Home Compare
  • Earned the Partnership for Patients Award through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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*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, no-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.

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