Northside was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021 by workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably. The hospital ranked among all Top Large employers (more than 500 employees) across the U.S. in 10 categories, including Best Places to Work in Atlanta, Best Company Work-Life Balance, Best Career Growth, Best Company Outlook, Best Company for Women, and Best Company for Diversity.
Northside hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality, receiving select Disease-Specific Care Certifications.
All hospitals have received quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®, including:
All hospitals also achieved American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline® quality achievement awards for commitment and success in implementing exceptional standards of care for heart attack patients.
U.S. News & World Report rated Northside high performing in 2021-22 across multiple specialties, procedures and conditions:
Northside Gwinnett Extended Care Center is one of just two facilities in Georgia to be named “High Performing” for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in U.S. News and World Report's 2021-22 Best Nursing Homes ratings.
Northside Atlanta and Northside Forsyth are among only six hospitals in Georgia to receive 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual 2021 hospital rankings.
Northside Duluth received the Beacon Award for Excellence® gold designation rom the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The bariatric surgery programs at Northside Atlanta, Northside Duluth and Northside Forsyth are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Northside hospitals have been recognized by HealthGrades with multiple awards for superior quality care and performance:
For the 13th consecutive year (2009-2021), The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute was recognized as having among the best survival outcomes in the United States for bone marrow transplants, per data reported by the Centers for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) in their Final 2021 Transplant Center Survival Report.
In 2022, the Georgia Hospital Association Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Patient Safety and Quality Award to Northside Hospital for its implementation of a tele-mental health program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital was also presented with a Circle of Excellence Award for earning three or more PHA Patient Safety Awards within the previous five years.
Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Duluth are both designated by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma as Emergency Cardiac Care Centers. Northside Gwinnett is designated as a Level I Emergency Cardiac Care Center; Northside Duluth is designated as Level III Center.
The Northside Hospital Breast Care Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (American College of Surgeons), which recognizes centers from around the country that have achieved the highest quality breast care programs.
Northside's Breast Care Centers are designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Northside Imaging Centers have additional ACR accreditations in Breast Ultrasound, CT, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Stereotactic and Ultrasound.
Each of Northside’s Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, as a result of surveys performed during 2019.
Northside hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth have received NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation, demonstrating our commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience.
Northside Atlanta is the only provider in Georgia recognized as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, for the hospital’s special expertise in evaluating and treating patients with hypertension.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab at Northside Atlanta and Northside Forsyth and Pulmonary Rehab at Northside Cherokee have achieved American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certification
Each of Northside’s Laboratories is accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital has achieved national Center of Excellence awards from the major insurance managed-care companies as well as national accreditations including ones from:
All Northside hospitals have received accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for providing quality patient care in multiple modalities, including Echocardiography, Vascular Testing, Vein Treatment and Nuclear Cardiology.