Northeast Georgia Medical Center Recognized For Meritorious Outcomes From The American College of Surgeons

Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of 44 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care according to The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).

The ACS NSQIP recognizes a select group of hospitals for achieving exemplary outcomes related to patient management in eight clinical areas:  mortality; unplanned intubation; ventilator greater than 48 hours; renal failure; cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); surgical site infections and urinary tract infection.   NGMC achieved the meritorious distinction based on its outstanding composite quality score in the eight categories listed above.

“This award demonstrates our employees’ commitment to delivering the highest quality care to our community,” says Carol Burrell, President and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.  “NGMC could not be Georgia’s #1 Hospital and one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals without care teams dedicated to the health and safety of our patients.”

The ACS NSQIP program is used in more than 550 hospitals across the country.  It is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients.  The program measures surgical results 30 days after an operation and adjusts for differences among patient populations and severity of illness.

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