Piedmont Fayette named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals six years in a row

Piedmont Fayette Hospital announced Feb. 11 that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award. The distinction places Piedmont Fayette Hospital in the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Piedmont Fayette Hospital is the only hospital in Georgia to receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for six years in a row (2015-2020).
“This recognition demonstrates our staff and physicians’ consistent commitment to safety and high quality, patient-centered care,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Stephen Porter. “We are proud that the citizens of our community know they can count on us to deliver the best care possible.”
From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, 188,768 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Heart Failure at a hospital that achieved the award had, on average, a 33.8 percent lower risk of dying during their hospital stay than if treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.
“The recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are committed to high quality standards throughout the entire organization,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We congratulate the recipients of this award as they provide the best care possible for their patients.”
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
“Piedmont Healthcare is committed to achieving our system’s goal of doing zero harm to patients. The plans and processes that have been put in place, and Piedmont Fayette’s dedication to that strategy and overall culture of safety, have helped this hospital establish itself as one of the best in the nation,” said Porter.
Piedmont Fayette Hospital also received America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Awards in 2020.
Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit healthgrades.com/quality.

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