Piedmont Fayette Hospital was named by Healthgrade at a top 50 facility in the United States.

One Georgia hospital ranks in country’s top 50, according to Healthgrades

One Georgia hospital has been named a top 50 facility in the United States.

Healthgrades, which cites its mission as providing “trusted information that helps consumers and providers make meaningful connections,” analyzed the performances of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

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When the scores were tallied, Piedmont Fayette Hospital finished in the top 50, representing the top 1% of facilities in the country “for consistent clinical excellence based on an analysis of risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for common procedures and conditions.”

Edward Hunter visited the ICU at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to thank the staff for the care they provided to his mother.

“This recognition demonstrates our staff and physicians’ consistent commitment to safety and high quality, patient-centered care,” Piedmont Fayette CEO Stephen Porter said in a press release. “We are proud that the citizens of our community know they can count on us to deliver the best care possible.”

This is the Fayetteville hospital’s sixth straight year in the top 50.

“Piedmont Healthcare is committed to achieving our system’s goal of doing zero harm to patients. The plans and processes that have been put in place, and Piedmont Fayette’s dedication to that strategy and overall culture of safety, have helped this hospital establish itself as one of the best in the nation,” Porter said. 

The hospital also received America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Awards in 2020.

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Piedmont Fayette is the only Georgia facility in the top 50, but two others made the top 100 and five more are in the top 250.

Emory University Hospital and Emory Midtown finished in Healthgrades’ top 100. Making the top 250 list were Emory Saint Joseph’s, Piedmont, Piedmont Newnan, Wellstar Cobb and Wellstar Kennestone.

You can read Healthgrades’ complete methodology for picking the top hospitals here.

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