Northside Hospital - Accreditations, Awards and Recognitions

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Accreditations, Awards and Recognitions

  • Northside was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2020 and 2019, and was the only Georgia hospital to make the list.

  • Northside was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019 and 2018 by workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably. The hospital ranked among all Top Large employers (more than 500 employees) across the U.S. for Best Company for Diversity, Best Company Culture, Best Company for Women, Best Outlook and and additional categories.

  • Northside hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality, receiving select Disease-Specific Care Certifications.

    • Atlanta: Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Pre-Term Labor, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Lung Cancer, Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    • Cherokee: Pneumonia, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    • Forsyth: Pneumonia, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Certification in Heart Failure
    • Gwinnett: Joint Replacement - Hip, Joint Replacement - Knee, Chest Pain, Advanced Primary Stroke Center

     

  • All hospitals have received quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®.

    • Atlanta: Heart Failure (Gold Plus), Stroke (Gold Plus), Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
    • Cherokee: Stroke (Gold Plus), Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
    • Forsyth: Heart Failure (Gold Plus), Stroke (Gold Plus), Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus) 
    • Gwinnett: Stroke (Gold Plus), Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)

     

  • 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. 

    • Atlanta: STEMI Receiving (Gold), NSTEMI (Gold)
    • Cherokee: NSTEMI (Gold)
    • Forsyth: STEMI Receiving (Gold), NSTEMI (Gold)
    • Gwinnett: STEMI Receiving (Gold Plus), NSTEMI (Gold)

     

  • U.S. News & World Report rated Northside high performing in multiple specialties, procedures and conditions:

    • Atlanta: Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Forsyth: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
    • Gwinnett: Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

     

  • Both Northside Hospital Duluth and Northside Hospital Gwinnett have received the Beacon Award for Excellence® from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 

  • The bariatric surgery programs at Northside Hospital Atlanta, Northside Hospital Duluth and Northside Hospital 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:

    • Atlanta: Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2019, 2018, 2017), America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award (2020, 2019, 2018), Stroke Care Excellence Award (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017), America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award (2019)
    • Cherokee: Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2020, 2019, 2018)
    • Duluth: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award (2020) 
    • Forsyth: Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2020, 2019, 2018), America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award (2020, 2019) and the Joint Replacement Excellence Award (2018)
    • Gwinnett: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award (2020)

     

  • For the 11th consecutive year (2009-19), 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 Be The Match®, which manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.

  • 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. The Institute received the organization's Outstanding Achievement Award for six consecutive surveys and is the only program to do so.

  • 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’s Atlanta campus is recognized as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, recognizing the hospital’s special expertise in evaluating and treating patients with the disease. 

  • The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the nation's leading GI medical society, recognized Northside's GI Endoscopy Units for promoting quality and safety in GI endoscopy. Northside is the only hospital-based endoscopy program in Metro Atlanta to receive this recognition.

  • Each of Northside’s Laboratories is accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists

 

Northside Hospital Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital Cherokee

450 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 224-1000

Northside Hospital Duluth

3620 Howell Ferry Road
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 312-6800

Northside Hospital Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 312-1000


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