(Editor’s note: CDH Partners has work with Northeast Georgia Medical Center for years on various project. The following information was published in The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Newsletter, Feb. 6, 2015.)
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) isn’t just Georgia’s number one hospital for the second consecutive year, it’s also number 2 in the nation according to a recent study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.
The CareChex study includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals and measures them across several categories including quality of medical care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction. The 2015 study rated NGMC #2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care.
“To be named one of the top three hospitals in the nation, between other industry icons like Mayo Clinic’s flagship campus in Rochester, Minn., and University of Michigan Health System, is quite an honor,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System. “Our clinical staff, support staff, providers, board members, volunteers and leaders bring a passion for excellence to the table each day – striving to be better tomorrow that we are today – and it shows.”
The CareChex study rated NGMC #1 in Georgia for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care – thus earning the distinction of Georgia’s #1 Hospital. The study also rated NGMC as:
Georgia’s #1 Surgery Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Vascular Surgery Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Women’s Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Neurological Hospital
Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Hospital
“Being rated #1 across so many different specialties speaks volumes about how our entire medical staff works together to improve the health of our community in all we do,” says Priscilla Strom, MD, chief of NGMC’s medical staff and a general surgeon with The Longstreet Clinic, PC. “The awards are just a byproduct of a team effort that saves and improves lives, one person at a time.”