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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?

joint commission award

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.

St. Mary’s Continued Accreditation
Since 1954

Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Since 2004

Certified Heart Failure Center
Since 2007

Total Hip Replacement
Since 2015

Large Hospital of the Year

St. Mary’s Health Care System has been named Georgia’s 2018 Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. St. Mary’s was chosen for the award based on its commitment to the preservation of Georgia’s network of community hospitals as well as the future of medicine.

gold plus award stroke

Gold Plus Stroke Care

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.

Chest Pain Center Accredited 

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).

AHA 2018 Resuscitation Gold Award

AHA Gold Award

St. Mary’s has received the American Heart Association Gold Award for cardiac resuscitation for the 2nd year in a row. The award recognizes us for continuously implementing the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines criteria for providing evidence-based care to patients who experience a heart attack while in the hospital.

2015 large hospital of the year award

Large Hospital of the Year

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…

circle of life award

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.