Posted on: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Northside Hospital-Atlanta, Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Northside Hospital-Forsyth each have been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll. The three hospitals are among 25 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 data was collected from October 2012 to September 2013. This marks the 22nd consecutive quarter that Northside has been named to the Honor Roll.
“Throughout the Northside Hospital healthcare system, we are committed to balancing clinical excellence with safe, high-quality, compassionate care for our patients,” said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of 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 are a composite and determine whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time. A hospital’s adherence to these recommended clinical practices usually leads to better outcomes.
“We are pleased to recognize Northside Hospital’s commitment to patient safety,” said Earl V. Rogers, president of GHA. “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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