These are the safest Georgia hospitals to work as a nurse in 2023

Georgia hospitals are in line for millions in federal funding to hire more health care workers and ensure hiring diversity.The money is estimated at nearly $500 million a year and will go to 21 teaching hospitals across the state.“The pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on all our teams and has made our staffing challenges even worse,” said Shayne George, CEO of Memorial Health in Savannah.Many staff nurses have left for jobs with private temporary agencies where pay was higher.Dr. Bryce Gartland, co-chief of clinical operations at Emory Healthcare, said the money will help train the next generation of nurses

When it comes to choosing a hospital to work at, safety is paramount. That is why Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade releases survey results twice a year to determine the safest hospitals for nurses within the U.S. In their latest survey, 21 Georgia hospitals stood out for their safety scores.

Twice a year, the company assigns scores to roughly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals across the country based on more than 30 different national performance measurements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These measurements, which include everything from quality of communication between medical staff to infection rates, grade how safe the hospitals are for patients. The end result is a surveyed representation of the overall quality of each hospital, making them safer and better work environments for nurses.

“Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors,” the organization reported.

According to the Leapfrog Group, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, the survey has observed thousands of saved lives over the years.

“Measures used in the Hospital Safety Grade have changed over time, but measures that could be reliably tracked over the decade show a consistent pattern of better performance,” the organization reported. “For five of the outcome measures that can be tracked, these improvements saved an estimated more than 16,000 lives over the 10-year period.”

Across Georgia, the Leapfrog Group awarded A grades to 21 hospitals.

“Never in history have we seen across-the-board improvement in patient safety until this last decade, coinciding with the history of the Hospital Safety Grade,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a news release. “We salute hospitals for this milestone and encourage them to accelerate their hard work saving patient lives. For a long time, the health care community tried to improve safety, but progress stalled. The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for. It’s not enough change, but we are on the right track.”

AdventHealth Redmond501 Redmond Road NW
Rome, GA 30165-1415
Colquitt Regional Medical Center3131 South Main ST
Moultrie, GA 31768-6701
Doctors Hospital of Augusta3651 WHEELER RD
Augusta, GA 30909-6521
East Georgia Regional Medical Center1499 Fair Road
Statesboro, GA 30458
Emanuel Medical Center117 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401-3231
Fairview Park Hospital200 Industrial Boulevard
Dublin, GA 31021-2997
Memorial Health University Medical Center4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404
Memorial Satilla Health1900 Tebeau Street
Waycross, GA 31501-5246
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital417 Third Ave
Albany, GA 31701-1828
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-2793
Piedmont Augusta Hospital1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901-2629
Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside100 Frist Court
Columbus, GA 31909
Piedmont Macon Medical Center350 HOSPITAL DR
Macon, GA 31217-3871
Piedmont Macon North Hospital400 CHARTER BLVD
Macon, GA 31210-4853
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital1266 Highway 515 S.
Jasper, GA 30143
Piedmont Newnan Hospital745 Poplar Road
Newnan, GA 30265
Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden Campus2000 Dan Proctor Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558-3810
Tift Regional Medical Center901 East 18th Street
Tifton, GA 31794-3648
Upson Regional Medical Center801 West Gordon Street
Thomaston, GA 30286-2831
Wellstar Cobb Medical Center3950 Austell Road
Austell, GA 30106-1121
Wellstar Douglas Medical Center8954 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134-2282

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