Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.

Healthgrades clinical excellence award

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced the recipients of their 2021 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards. The awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines and specialty focus areas. Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, and Northside Hospital Gwinnett/Duluth are among the Georgia hospitals to make the list.

  • Northside Hospital Atlanta received the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.
  • Northside Hospital Forsyth received America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award. 
  • Northside Gwinnett/Duluth received the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence and Stroke Care Excellence awards.
Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records for the most recent three-year time period available for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“Protecting patient safety and providing high quality patient care are at the forefront of everything we do at Northside,” said Janis Dubow, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for Northside. “It is a great honor and a great responsibility to be recognized.”

The Northside Hospital health care system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers with more than 250 locations across the state, including five acute care state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Lawrenceville. Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care and surgical services.

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