Only one Georgia facility made it to the top: Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. The report recognized the hospital's multiple quality award distinctions, including in critical, pulmonary and stroke care. This is Piedmont Fayette's fifth year among the nation's top 1 percent.
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Hospitals among the top 100 are considered the top 2 percent overall. In addition to Piedmont Fayette, both Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown earned the honors. The Clifton Road facility boasts a high 85 percent patient recommendation rating and 10 quality award distinctions in the past 12 months. Emory Midtown, with eight distinctions, stood out for its high quality cardiac care.
The four other Georgia hospitals included in Healthgrades' report ranked among the top 250 (or top 5 percent). They are Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Explore the full Healthgrades report at healthgrades.com.
More hospital rankings:
- In August, U.S. News and World Report ranked the country's best facilities based on 12 specialties (cancer, gynecology, neurology, heart bypass surgery and so on). Emory University Hospital was among 14 in Georgia to qualify. Read more.
- U.S. News also ranked Children's Healthcare of Atlanta one of the country's best children's hospitals. Read more.
- In 2017, eight Georgia hospitals were named the most "wired" in America in a Hospitals and Health Networks survey on technological adaptation in the workplace. Read more.
- Cartersville Medical Center reportedly has one of the shortest emergency room wait times in Georgia. Read more.