St. Mary’s has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for the following programs, demonstrating St. Mary’s meets or exceeds the highest standards in the nation for quality care.
Certified Knee Replacement Center
Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care
Georgia Trend magazine has listed St. Mary’s Health Care System as the #1 hospital in the state of Georgia for treatment of stroke in 2012 in its annual report, Top Georgia Hospitals, published in the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
St. Mary’s was ranked among the top ten hospitals in the state in the following categories:
Overall gastrointestinal care
Overall orthopedic services
Washington D.C. – St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Ga., has been ranked a top performing hospital in America for orthopedics in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
Athens, GA – St. Mary's Health Care System has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes St. Mary's commitment to and success…
St. Mary’s is proud to qualify for the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award for heart attack care. We earned this recognition by demonstrating compliance with rigorous AHA standards for heart attack patients, including fast access to emergency balloon angioplasty and stenting, and adherence to evidence-based guidelines for medication and risk reduction.
Athens, GA – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recognized St. Mary’s Health Care System for excellence in lactation care.
For the second time in four years, St. Mary’s has been named Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. “St. Mary’s demonstrated immense support of direct patient care through improving access for indigent populations,” GACH said…
St. Mary’s has earned Blue Distinction® recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction is awarded to health care institutions recognized for delivering superior services. Awards are based on rigorous, quality-based selection criteria and meant to credit consistent high-quality specialty care providers.
Athens, GA – St. Mary’s Health Care System was named a Circle of Life Award® Honoree for palliative and hospice care by the American Hospital Association. Only seven organizations in the United States were recognized, three as award winners and four as recipients of citations of honor.