Northside recognized with multiple awards for expertise, quality care

Through consistent quality standards of care, Northside Hospital has an unwavering focus on advancing the health and wellness of the communities it serves. Northside’s employees and physicians and their efforts to deliver safe, high-quality care have earned multiple awards and recognitions over the past quarter. 

Northside Cardio-Oncology Program named Gold Center of Excellence 

The Cardio-Oncology Program at Northside Hospital received gold standard Centers of Excellence Certification from the International Cardio-Oncology Society (IC-OS). 

IC-OS defines a Center of Excellence as “a Program within a health care institution that is assembled to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and related resources centered on a particular area of medicine, delivering associated care in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion to afford the best patient outcomes possible.” Learn more about IC-OS Centers of Excellence. 

Northside’s Cardio-Oncology Program is one of only 27 in the country certified at the gold level, the highest award available from IC-OS. The program is dedicated to improving overall cancer care and lowering a patient’s risk of possible cardiac (heart) complications during cancer treatment. 

Learn more about the Cardio-Oncology Program at Northside. 

All Northside Hospitals receive Emergency Cardiac Care Center designation 

All five Northside Hospital campuses received Emergency Cardiac Care Center (ECCC) designations from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH): Northside Hospital Gwinnett (Level I); Northside Hospital Atlanta, Forsyth, Cherokee (Level II); and Northside Hospital Duluth (Level III). 

According to the Northside Hospital Heart Institute, ECCC designation “underscores our commitment to cardiac care, showcases our capabilities to emergency medical services (EMS), and assists with performance improvement and outcomes.” 

Having an ECCC designation enables EMS to know what cardiac resources hospitals have, so they can ensure patients receive proper treatment at the right location. These designations represent huge accomplishments for Northside as the hospital continues its commitment to providing excellence at heart.

Northside hospitals receive multiple awards for quality cardiovascular care 

All Northside hospitals were recognized in 2022 for providing exceptional cardiovascular care with awards and certifications from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® and Mission: Lifeline® quality improvement programs.

  • Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (Atlanta, Cherokee, Forsyth and Gwinnett)
  • Mission: Lifeline – NSTEMI Gold (Atlanta, Cherokee, Forsyth and Gwinnett)
  • Mission: Lifeline – STEMI Receiving Gold (Atlanta and Forsyth)
  • Mission: Lifeline – STEMI Receiving Gold Plus (Cherokee and Gwinnett)
  • Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation Gold (Cherokee)

Learn more about Northside Hospital Heart Institute.

Northside Hospital Duluth recertified for bariatric surgery 

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) awarded a three-year Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) re-certification accreditation to Northside Hospital Duluth for its Surgery and Weight Management program

MBSAQIP accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the U.S. and Canada that have undergone an independent, voluntary and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. 

Learn more about MBSAQIP accreditation. 

Northside first in US to receive Maternal Levels of Care Verification 

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), awarded Northside Hospital Atlanta Maternal Levels of Care (MLC) Verification. Northside is the first in the country to receive MLC Verification and is the first in the state to receive a Level IV Maternal Center Designation from DPH. 

In 2022, DPH announced a partnership with The Joint Commission, recognizing its MLC Verification program. The program, offered in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), is a verification process that involves an on-site comprehensive review of a hospital’s maternal capabilities and policies, as well as a level of maternal care determination. 

Read the full news release. 

Northside ranked among 'best' large companies in the US for diversity, women  

Northside was recognized by the workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably in 2022 for Best Company for DiversityBest Company for Women and Happiest Employees

Comparably’s annual “Best” lists showcase companies that receive the highest ratings on throughout the year based on millions of anonymous employee ratings about work-life balance, compensation, leadership and more. Northside ranked No. 62 for Best Companies for Diversity, No. 50 for Best Companies for Women and No. 62 for Best Company Happiness among top large employers (more than 500 employees) across the United States. 

Read more about Comparably’s Best Places to Work lists and find a complete list of winners. 

Read more about Northside Hospital's commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care. 


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