Archbold Ranked Top Hospital in Southwest Georgia Again
Monday, December 22, 2014
For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Trend Magazine has named Archbold Memorial Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital, and in 2014, the highest ranked medium-sized hospital in Southwest Georgia.
The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The data analyzed specifically relates to quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality, readmission statistics and data on hospital acquired infections and conditions.
“We understand patients put a lot of trust in us, and they expect us to provide the right care at the right time, every time,” said Amy Griffin, Vice President of Patient Care at Archbold. “I think we’ve been so successful because we proactively look for ways we can improve care.”
That sustained focus on quality earned Archbold recent statewide recognition as a Top Hospital, but additionally national attention in 2014.
Earlier this year, Archbold’s Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) protocols were named the only evidence-based national “blueprint” for how to avoid the condition in hospitals. Simply put, methods developed at Archbold to avoid VAP were named a Leading Practice Blueprint®, an endorsed model hospitals across the country are encouraged to adopt. Also in 2014, Archbold was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Quality Honor Roll, a designation also based on clinical data provided by CMS.
“Our community can be confident that Archbold’s number one priority remains to provide our patients high quality, patient-focused healthcare,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold President and CEO. “I’m very proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished It’s very rewarding for our staff to be recognized for continuously taking initiative to provide the best care possible for our patients and to again be named a Top Hospital in the state.”