GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announced today it received an Excellence Award for Clinical Care from VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations working together to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. The award was presented on Sunday, April 27 during VHA’s national Navigating to Excellence Forum, held in Las Vegas.
To determine the winners of their Clinical Care Award, VHA used cost, length of stay, readmission and clinical outcome data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine an integrated performance score for each of its member hospitals. In addition to scoring above the 90th percentile, as compared to other VHA members, the hospital must also have participated in a VHA improvement program in 2013. NGHS is one of seven acute care hospitals with more than 250 beds recognized for their excellence.