Wed, August 15, 2018
Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare publications, has named WellStar West Georgia Medical Center to its 2018 national list of “100 Great Community Hospitals.” WGMC is one of only two community hospitals in Georgia to receive this honor.
”Receiving this recognition underscores the dedication and talent our team devotes to making WellStar West Georgia Medical Center a ‘hospital, ‘“ said Jerry Fulks, WGMC president. “Without the special mix of team members, and their focus on serving our patients, we’re just a building housing sick and hurting people. Together we can make amazing things happen.”
Becker’s has published a version of the list annually since 2011. This is the sixth year the list has included 100 hospitals. For the purposes of the list, Becker’s defines a “community hospital” as one with fewer than 550 beds without large teaching programs.
The Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group. Included organizations have earned recognition from one or more of these organizations.