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Coffee Regional is named Georgia Trend’s #1 Top Small Hospital in Georgia
The December issue of Georgia Trend magazine has named Coffee Regional Medical Center #1 Top Small Hospital 2012 in the state of Georgia. Their listings included facilities throughout the state, divided into five separate categories, with Coffee Regional being #1 in the Small Hospital (fewer than 150 beds) category.
The Information used to compile the Coffee Regional # 1 ranking relied on publicly available information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is available online at www.hositalcompare.hhs.gov. Areas of data collection center around quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality and readmissions statistics and data on hospital-acquired infections and conditions. To come up with the rankings, Georgia Trend worked with the researchers and healthcare professionals at WellStar Health System in Marietta. The WellStar team accessed the databases and compiled the data mathematically
This recognition comes on the heels of recently being designated by The Joint Commission as one of only 23 hospitals in Georgia earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. CRMC was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that area shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
CRMC President/CEO, George Heck, stated, “We’re extremely proud of being #1! These acknowledgements demonstrate what professionals working together can accomplish. I’d like to express my gratitude to the staff, medical staff, Board of Directors, and Auxiliary for working as a team to make this happen. I am confident Coffee Regional will continue to achieve health care excellence.”