Accreditations, Awards and Recognitions

  • In 2016, Forbes named Northside Hospital-Atlanta to its list of America’s Best Employers in a survey that polled U.S. employees across all industries. Northside ranked No.18 in the magazine’s list of 500 employers and is the only Georgia hospital which appeared. The rankings also list Northside as the No. 1 employer in Georgia, leading 14 other Georgia-based companies.

  • In 2015, Northside ranked #4 on U.S. News’ list of the Best Hospitals in Georgia.

  • Atlanta consumers have consistently voted Northside Hospital-Atlanta their “Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Needs” in the National Research Corporation’s (NRC) annual Healthcare Market Guide, every year since 1997. 

  • Each of Northside’s three hospitals has earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality, receiving select Disease-Specific Care Certifications.
    Atlanta: Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Pre-Term Labor, Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    Cherokee: Pneumonia, Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    Forsyth: Pneumonia, Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Certification in Heart Failure  

  • All three hospitals have received quality achievement awards for heart failure and stroke care from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®.
    Atlanta: Heart Failure Award Gold Plus, Stroke Award Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll
    Cherokee: Heart Failure Award Silver Plus, Stroke Award Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
    Forsyth: Heart Failure Award Gold Plus, Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll, Stroke Award Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll

  • All three hospitals also achieved American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Quality Achievement Awards, recognizing Northside’s commitment and success in implementing exceptional standards of care for heart attack patients. 

  • The bariatric surgery programs at Northside Hospital-Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Forsyth are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as a comprehensive center. 


For more information about patient safety and hospital quality standards, visit these sites:
The Joint Commission
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Georgia Hospital Association
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
National Quality Forum
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

If you have a question about quality and patient safety at Northside Hospital, call (404) 303-3492.


Northside Hospital - Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital - Cherokee

201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 720-5100

Northside Hospital - Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

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