For the second year in a row, Georgia Trend magazine has named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Grady General Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital. This year, Grady General ranked third in the small hospital category (hospitals in Georgia with less than 100 beds), and is the highest ranked small hospital in Southwest Georgia.
The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired in July 2015 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.
“Our community can be very proud of the award-winning healthcare they can receive right here in Grady County,” Crystal Ramm, administrator of Grady General Hospital. “What really makes GGH special is our staff. They are truly dedicated to making sure our patients have the best experience and best outcomes possible.”
That sustained focus on quality has earned Grady General statewide recognition from the Georgia Hospital Association and VHA, a national healthcare network that works to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. This year, the hospital also earned national attention when VHA named GGH’s initiative to eliminate early elective deliveries a “National Blueprint,” an endorsed model all other hospitals across the nation are encouraged to adopt.
“Our citizens rely on our community hospital to provide the care we need at some of the most critical times in our lives,” said Chuck Stafford, Hospital Authority Chairman. “The simple fact that our citizens have access to state-of-the-art technology and award-winning healthcare in our hometown is outstanding.”
“I’m very proud of our team,” said Ramm. “It’s incredible for our staff to be recognized for their dedication to ensuring every GGH patient receives the right care at the right time, every time. And it’s truly rewarding to be named the top small hospital in Southwest Georgia.”