BCH Ranked Top Critical Access Hospital
Monday, March 3, 2014
Georgia Trend Magazine recently named Brooks County Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital and the highest ranked critical access hospital in Southwest Georgia.
The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data analyzed specifically relates to quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality, readmission statistics and data on hospital acquired infections and conditions.
“The highest priority of our physicians, nurses and staff is that our patients receive the right care at the right time,” said Ken Rhudy, Brooks County Hospital administrator.
BCH’s sustained focus on overall quality of care also recently earned the hospital a Leadership Award by VHA Georgia, a membership alliance of not-for-profit healthcare providers. The hospital placed second among hospitals in the state with less than 49-beds for their initiative to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
“Quality is always a top priority at Archbold,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold president and CEO. “It’s rewarding for our hospitals to be named among the best for what we do, and it is truly a reflection of the sustained emphasis our entire health system places on high-quality, patient-focused care and patient safety.”
“It’s very rewarding for our staff to be recognized for their unwavering dedication to providing our patients high quality and compassionate care, said Rhudy. “And it’s important for our community to know they’ll receive high quality, award-winning care at Brooks County Hospital.”