Memorial Hospital and Manor ranks number one in medium-sized hospitals

Data analyses reveal state rankings

This year, legislative and policy changes in the healthcare arena continue to foster uncertainty among providers around ways to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Despite this uncertain climate, hospitals in Georgia are making strategic investments to increase operational efficiencies while working to improve patient experience and outcomes.

For this list, which includes hospitals that provide a range of services, Georgia Trend groups hospitals of similar size and mission. The categories are Teaching Hospitals, whose primary mission is teaching – regardless of size – and are certified by the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teachibg Hospitals and Health Systems; Large Hospitals (250+ patient beds); Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds); and Small Hospitals (fewer than 100 beds). The American Hospital Directory provided the hospital bed size.

In addition, hospitals in the ranking includes those that participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value Based Purchasing program. The CMS program does not include Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, children’s hospitals, critical access hospitals and long-term care facilities. A Total Performance Score was used to rank the hospitals in each group using information on clinical process, patient experience, outcome and efficiency. The hospital rankings are based on CMS data downloaded Aug. 18, 2018. Analysis of the data was completed for Georgia Trend by independent consultant Mark A. Thompson, associate dean and professor at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University.

While hospital rankings can assist consumers in providing valuable information on overall hospital performance, there are many factors that an individual should consider when deciding where to go for hospital services. Consumers should consult their doctors or other healthcare professionals before making a decision. – Mark A. Thompson

Top Medium-sized Hospitals

1.Memorial Hospital and Manor, Bainbridge

2.Union General Hospital, Blairsville

3.Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville

4.Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek

5.Donalsonville Hospital, Donalsonville

6.Navicent Health Baldwin, Milledgeville

7.Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica, Villa Rica

8.Houston Medical Center, Warner Robbins

9.Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton

10.Well star Douglas Hospital, Douglasville

11.Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin

12.Crisp Regional Hospital, Cordele

13.Taylor Regional Hospital, Hawkinsville

14.Emanuel Medical Center

15.Tanner Medical Center – Carrollton, Carrollton

4 Comments on “Memorial Hospital and Manor ranks number one in medium-sized hospitals”

  1. Donalsonville Hospital is a small 65-bed hospital, not a “Medium” sized hospital, as this article reports. Our Administration would like to know where this rating was published by CMS, as we did not find it on CMS’s Hospital Compare site. If you could share this information with us we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you,
    Lynn Whittle, RN
    Quality Improvement Coordinator
    Donalsonville Hospital

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