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Gainesville Hospital Tops State Medical Excellence List for Overall Care

Jan 05, 2016 01:04PM ● Published by Kevin

Photo courtesy of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville was ranked No. 1 in the state on the 2016 CareChex America's Top Quality Hospitals list for overall hospital care. CareChex is an independent health care quality rating service. Hospitals do not apply to be a part of the annual study.

In addition, the hospital was ranked No. 8 in the nation in the same category, falling from the No. 2 spot it held in 2015. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., remains on the top of the nationwide list.

The hospital was recognized on various other state and nationwide Top 100 lists through the CareChex annual rankings, including the following:

State

No. 1

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Interventional Carotid Care
  • Interventional Coronary Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Women's Health

No. 2

  • Overall Medical Care
  • Overall Surgical Care

No. 3

  • Hip Fracture Repair
  • Trauma Care

No. 4

  • General Surgery
  • Neurological Care
  • Vascular Surgery

No. 6

  • Gastrointestinal Care

No. 7

  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Nation

No. 6

  • Interventional Coronary Care

No. 8

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Cardiac Care

No. 10

  • Overall Medical Care

No. 13

  • Heart Failure Treatment

No. 23

  • Overall Surgical Care
  • Stroke Care

No. 34

  • Interventional Carotid Care

No. 55

  • Women's Health

No. 73

  • General Surgery

No. 79

  • Hip Fracture Repair

No. 88

  • Major Cardiac Surgery

No. 89

  • Gastrointestinal Care

No. 99

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
According to its website, "CareChex is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences." Comparion is headquartered in Greenville, S.C.

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