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Georgia Trend names WGMC #1 Large Hospital for 2016

Thu, December 1, 2016

Georgia Trend names WGMC #1 Large Hospital for 2016

For the third time in four years, Georgia Trend magazine has named WellStar West Georgia Medical Center the No. 1 Large Hospital in the state for 2016.

WellStar WGMC also placed at the top of Georgia Trend’s annual hospital report in 2013 and 2015.

Jerry Fulks, President of WellStar WGMC, said earning the top spot is a wonderful achievement made possible by the hospital’s physicians and team members who deserve all the recognition.

“Sometimes you say to yourself, ‘How did we accomplish this?’ And the answer is that every individual who works at our hospital comes to work every day wanting to do a good job,” Fulks said. “When it all comes together, that’s what you get.”

The rankings are determined by grouping together hospitals of similar size and mission and then by comparing data from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which provides publicly available information (hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) on more than 40 quality-related indicators, including patient experience, outcomes of care, process of care, and efficiency and value of the services rendered.

The magazine published its list of the state’s top hospitals in its December issue, including small-, medium- and large-sized hospitals as well as teaching hospitals.  The Large Hospital category denoted a medical center having more than 400 beds.

Achieving this honor punctuates a year of many prestigious awards for WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, including being named a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics™, one of 100 Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review®, and  placed on the 2016 Most Wired Hospitals and Health System’s list by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.