Source: NorthFulton.com

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Local hospitals placed on honor roll

by Kathleen Sturgeon

June 13, 2013

ATLANTA A handful of local hospitals were placed on the Georgia Hospital Association's honor roll. The local hospitals consisted of three Emory Healthcare hospitals, an EHC-affiliated hospital and three Northside hospitals.

The honor roll is based on clinical data collected from 2011-2012 and provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which administers the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Emory's hospitals were added to the Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures honor roll, while Northside's were added to the Georgia Hospital Association's Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures honor roll.

"At Northside, we are committed to consistently providing high quality and compassionate care to all of our patients," said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of Northside Hospital. "This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff, who work tirelessly and continuously to make excellent care even better."

Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Northside Hospitals of Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth are four of 17 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman's category, the highest category on the list.

Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center are among 27 hospitals in the state to be placed in the Trustee category, the second highest category on the list.

Hospitals are required to submit care data to CMMS, which details how well a hospital's caregivers adhere to a list of value-based purchasing core measures. These measures are the most effective methods of treatment for surgical patients and patients who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia or heart failure.