Saint Joseph’s Hospital Receives Highest Recognition Among The Georgia Hospital Association’s Honor Roll Recipients

The Chairman’s Honor Roll Designation Ranks SJHA Highest Among Georgia Hospitals

Atlanta, GA (March 4, 2011)— Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll.  The GHA divides its honor roll into three tiers, with the highest designation being the Chairman’s Honor Roll.   Saint Joseph’s Atlanta and Saint Joseph’s East Georgia both received that top honor and are among just 22 hospitals statewide selected to the Chairman’s Honor Roll.

“This great honor recognizes our long held and consistent delivery of clinically excellent care to the community,” said Paul Johnson, CEO of Saint Joseph’s Health System.  “We consider this a credit and tribute to our dedicated staff—they are the ones responsible for creating and maintaining the highest quality care patients have come to expect at SJHA.”

“Considering that there are so few hospitals statewide that make the Chairman’s Honor Roll, this is an impressive accomplishment for Saint Joseph’s,” said Georgia Hospital Association President Joseph Parker.  “For the patients and families who rely on Saint Joseph’s for health care services, they can take pride in the fact that their local hospital is committed to providing the best, safest care possible.”

The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the Federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. All acute care hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS.  This data details how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of eight Appropriate Care Measures (ACM), which are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for patients who have suffered heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia. The ACM is a composite measure that determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time.  Data for this designation was collected from October 2009 to September 2010.

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