Fayette County


Piedmont Fayette among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

“Patient safety is the top priority for any hospital and we are especially proud to be recognized for the outstanding care we provide to our most critically ill patients,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. “The entire team at Piedmont Fayette works together to make a positive difference in every life we touch and that starts with providing high-quality, patient-centered care.”

As a system, Piedmont renewed its focus on patient safety and preventing hospital acquired infections. Piedmont Fayette saw great results throughout the hospital, especially in patient outcomes for critical care patients. The intensive care unit at Piedmont Fayette also earned a silver-level Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses this year, recognizing evidence-based practices and processes leading to improved patient outcomes.
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Piedmont Fayette in the marketplace.”

In the category of critical care, Piedmont Fayette has delivered consistently good care. For the past 11 years, the hospital has been a five-star recipient for treatment of sepsis, pulmonary embolism and respiratory failure. This year, the hospital was named a five-star recipient for treatment of diabetic emergencies.

Piedmont Fayette was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

• Stroke Care Excellence Award (2014-2019)
• 2019 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
• Five-Star Recipient for treatment of pneumonia (2006-2019)
• Five-Star Recipient for total knee replacement (2010-2019)
• Five-Star Recipient for treatment of stroke (2011-2019)
• Five-Star Recipient for spinal fusion surgery (2017-2019)
• Five-Star Recipient for treatment of heart failure (2018-2019)
• Five-Star Recipient for esophageal/stomach surgeries and small intestine surgeries (2014-2019)

The complete report can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.