St. Mary’s is honored to receive state and national recognition for exceptional, compassionate care. Selected using rigorous criteria, these prestigious awards recognize our excellent team for providing the communities we serve with access to top-rated health care. St. Mary’s – Why go anywhere else?
Healthgrades announced that St. Mary’s Health Care System has received the Healthgrades 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.
The distinction makes St. Mary’s one of the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
For the third time since 2006, St. Mary’s has been named Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. “The Alliance is grateful to St. Mary’s for its unwavering commitment to improving the health of local community members…
Joint Commission Certified
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.
#1 General Surgery
Healthgrades has ranked St. Mary’s as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for general surgery for three years in a row.
Healthgrades ranks St. Mary’s among the top 5 percent of hospitals in America for clinical excellence in 2015. In 2014 St. Mary’s honors included patient safety, patient experience and women’s health (2015 recipients will be announced later this year). In addition to our 100 Best rankings, St. Mary’s 2015 Healthgrades recognitions include Excellence Awards for joint replacement, stroke care, gastrointestinal care and general surgery; rankings in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for joint replacement, treatment of stroke and general surgery; and 5-star quality ratings for knee and hip replacement, heart failure, stroke, COPD, GI bleed, bowel obstruction, gallbladder removal and respiratory failure.
For the eighth consecutive year in a row, St. Mary’s has achieved the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke care, the highest level possible. This means St. Mary’s has met the highest standards for stroke care in America for six years in a row. From emergency diagnostics and treatment to post-stroke rehab, we strive to help our stroke patients return to active living.
Healthgrades ranks St. Mary’s well in Women’s Health. The Women’s Health Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in care provided to women across 15 common in-hospital conditions and procedures. Women who receive care for these conditions and procedures at a hospital recognized with a Women’s Health Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of mortality and complications. St. Mary’s is also ranked in excellence in the following areas: joint replacement, neurosciences, gastrointestinal care, and general surgery.
St. Mary’s is proud to receive the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified for Patient Experience and Obstetrics. WomenCertified ranks St. Mary’s as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013,2014, and 2015. St. Mary’s is also recognized by WomenCertified in America’s top 50 hospitals for stroke care and America’s top 100 hospitals for Patient Safety.
St. Mary’s Honored for Lactation Care
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.
Circle of Life Award
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.
Athens, GA – St. Mary’s Health Care System has received full accreditation as a chest pain center with PCI – the technical term for emergency balloon angioplasty and stent implantation – from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).