Grady General earns high marks from Georgia Hospital Association
Georgia Hospital Association has given Grady General Hospital high marks for the care it provides its patients.
The hospital earned a top spot on the association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll, placing in the Chairman’s category, which is the highest possible rating.
The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Hospitals are required to submit care data detailing how well its caregivers adhere to a list of recommended clinical practices, such as having patients take aspirin either before or upon arrival at the hospital, as well as at discharge, to help prevent a heart attack.
The composite clinical process score determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time. A hospital’s adherence to these recommended clinical practices usually leads to better outcomes.
“It is our mission to ensure that each of our patients receives the right care at the right time, and this recognition validates that,” said LaDon Toole, administrator of Grady General Hospital. “This honor is due to the hard work and dedication of our staff who are constantly working to make excellent care even better.”
The data was collected for the honor roll from July 2010 to June 2011.