West Georgia Health Achieves Best Quality Awards To Date With 2016 CareChex Rankings

West Georgia Health Achieves Best Quality Awards To Date With 2016 CareChex Rankings

patient they serve,” said West Georgia Health President and CEO Jerry Fulks. “We don't seek out awards or special recognition – that's not part of our culture. So when you get recognized by an independent third party that has conducted research to identify top ranked medical excellence and patient safety, it’s very, very gratifying.'

These rankings are based on independent research conducted by CareChex -a division of Comparion, which determines these rankings via its National Quality Rating Database. This database includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals, and incorporates the most recent three years of federal fiscal year data (October through September) and runs approximately two years behind the current calendar year.

The CareChex rating service uses both public and proprietary information to compare the quality of hospital and physician care to national, state and local standards. The program analyzes a variety of process, outcome and patient satisfaction measures to assign a composite score and rating. You can go to www.carechex.com to learn more about the specifics in how these ratings are determined and to see how West Georgia Health compares with other hospitals throughout the state and the nation.