Heart & Vascular - Awards & Accreditations

Heart & Vascular - Awards & Accreditations

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CareChex has recognized Northeast Georgia Medical Center as Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital in 2014. In fact, for 2014, Northeast Georgia Medical Center is:

Prior to receiving the CareChex award in 2014, Northeast Georgia Medical Center was recognized eight years in a row (2006-2013) as top 5% in the nation for Ovarall Cardiac Services by HealthGrades.

ACE Accreditations

NGMC is accredited for carotid artery stenting (CAS) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) by Accreditation for Cardiovasular Excellence (ACE), making NGMC:

  • the first hospital in Georgia to receive any ACE accreditation
  • the first hospital in the nation to receive ACE accreditation for CAS
  • the first hospital in the world to receive two ACE accreditations


Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)

Accreditation signifies NGMC has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care.

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)

Approval by ICAVL is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease and to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance.


Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) announced NGMC has achieved STS' best quality rating: three stars. According to STS, the three-star rating means NGMC's performance ranked significantly higher than the mean performance of other STS member hospitals in 2007.

American College of Cardiology

Recognized for outstanding cardiac care results.

Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care

The process used to select Blue Distinction Centers is based on clinical data from hospital registries. Each facility’s structure, processes and care outcomes are rigorously evaluated. These criteria include nationally endorsed quality measures, developed in collaboration with medical experts and professional organizations.

Premier's Clinical Advisor's Top Performer Award for 2008

Recognized for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and coronary artery bypass.

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