Northside Hospitals Place High on Georgia Quality Honor Roll

Posted on: Monday, June 03, 2013

 

Northside Hospital-Atlanta, Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Northside Hospital-Forsyth have each been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll.  The three hospitals are among 17 Georgia hospitals to be placed in the Chairman’s category, the highest on the list.  The Honor Roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.  The current Honor Roll is based on data collected from October 2011 to September 2012.

“At Northside, we are committed to consistently providing high quality and compassionate care to all of our patients,” said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO, Northside Hospital.  “This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff, who work tirelessly and continuously to make excellent care even better.”

Hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS, which details how well their caregivers adhere to a list of Value-Based Purchasing core measures.  These measures are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for surgical patients and patients who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia and heart failure.  They determine whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time.  A hospital’s adherence to these recommended core measures usually leads to better patient outcomes.

“We are pleased to recognize Northside Hospital’s commitment to patient safety,” said Joseph Parker, president, Georgia Hospital Association.  “Compliance with these important core measures ensures that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible.”

Read more about Northside’s commitment to balancing clinical excellence with safe, high-quality, compassionate care.

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