Awards

Congratulations to Emory’s 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors

2017 Top Doctors AtlantaAs our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more top health care providers. Atlanta magazine’s July 2017 Top Doctors issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the list, Emory physicians make up half of the doctors – 50% of 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors to be exact.

These physicians include those who practice at one of our six hospitals and over 200 provider locations, as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine.

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our 2017 Atlanta Top Doctors—and their amazing care teams—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each day. Congratulations to you all!

And with our expanding footprint, communities all over Georgia have access to more Emory top doctors. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care, there is an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Network physician close to home.

To compile the annual “Top Doctors” list, Castle Connolly uses a survey and research process involving tens of thousands of top doctors across America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. Atlanta’s top doctors are selected after peer nomination, extensive research, careful review and screening by Castle Connolly’s doctor-directed research team. Atlanta magazine uses the research by Castle Connolly to provide detailed information about education, training and special expertise of Atlanta doctors. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly “Top Doctors.”

FIND AN EMORY PHYSICIAN NEAR YOU

The Emory Healthcare Network is a clinically integrated network through which we provide access to coordinated patient- and family-centered care. With six hospitals, over 200 provider locations and 2,000 physicians in more than 70 specialties, the Network delivers care through a full range of hospitals, clinics and local practices, including more than 120 primary care locations, over 20 urgent care locations, and 38 MinuteClinics.

The network joins Emory-employed and private practice physicians in communities throughout metro Atlanta and the state, in collaboration with Emory Healthcare, into a single comprehensive care management system.

 

 

Emory Healthcare is top ranked in Georgia and in Atlanta

rankings-1200x1200As Atlanta’s only comprehensive academic health system, Emory Healthcare received the highest quality rankings in the city and state. We are honored to have received recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors Issue, UHC Quality Leadership Awards, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired,” and more. These achievements are a result of the hard work and dedication of Emory physicians, nurses, staff and the leadership team.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2016-17 rankings of America’s Best Hospitals and once again, our hospitals have placed among the best.

  • For the fifth consecutive year, Emory University Hospital has been named the #1 hospital in metro Atlanta and #1 in Georgia.
  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked #2 in metro Atlanta and #2 in Georgia.
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked #5 in metro Atlanta and #9 in Georgia.

Nationally, Emory University Hospital was ranked in six different adult specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics

Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors

Atlanta magazine’s 2016 July issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors. We are proud to announce that 51 percent are Emory physicians.

UHC Quality Leadership Award

Emory University Hospital has been recognized as a winner of the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for the fifth consecutive year.

This award, formerly named the UHC Quality Leadership Award, recognizes top-performing academic medical centers. Emory University Hospital ranked in the top 10 among all UHC members in the 2015 Quality and Accountability Study. Emory University Hospital has received this award every year since 2011.

Since 2005, the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to UHC members that demonstrate superior performance in quality and safety. Award criteria include: timeliness, safety, equity, effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness, to structure the analysis criteria.

Magnet® Designation

Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital are both recipients of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation. Emory Healthcare is the only health system in Georgia to have two hospitals designated as Magnet facilities.

This outstanding achievement for Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is a culmination of the relentless pursuit of excellence on the part of our nurses, physicians and staff.

2016 “Most Wired” Advanced

Emory Healthcare was listed on the Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired” list based on the 2016 survey that recognized more than 350 hospitals and health systems for successful health IT planning and implementation. Emory Healthcare was ranked among the top 19 hospitals and health systems as “Advanced” in all areas of this year’s survey. This year’s “Most Wired” hospitals were likely to prioritize combating cybercrime, conducting predictive analytics and providing telehealth services.

With our continuing expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Emory physicians and their care teams. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care you there is an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Network physician close to home.

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians, nurses, leadership teams and staff for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day while striving to stay on the forefront of the rapidly changing health care industry.

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Congratulations to Emory’s 2016 Atlanta Top Doctors

Top Doctors 2016As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2016 July issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the list, Emory physicians make up the majority – 51% to be exact.

These physicians include those who practice at one of our six hospitals and 200 provider locations as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine.

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day. Congratulations to you all!

And with our continuing expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Emory Top Doctors. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care you there is an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Network physician close to home.

Find an Emory Physician Near You.

 

Emory University Hospital – Recognized as Top-Performing Academic Medical Center 5th Year in a Row

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC®) has presented Emory University Hospital with their Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for the fifth consecutive year!

This award, formerly named the UHC Quality Leadership Award, recognizes top-performing academic medical centers. Emory University Hospital ranked No. 4 in the country among all UHC member institutions that were included in the 2015 Quality and Accountability Study. This is the 5th year in a row that Emory University Hospital has been a top 10 recipient of this award.

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in quality and safety as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted since 2005. This study uses the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: timeliness, safety, equity, effectiveness, efficiency, and patient centeredness, to structure the analysis criteria. The award was announced at the UHC Annual Conference 2015 on October 1, 2015.

Emory University Hospital Midtown, our other hospital eligible for the UHC rankings, ranked 24 nationally.  Additionally, Emory University Hospital Midtown received UHC’s Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, ranking No. 4 nationally.

In a new category this year – Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Study and Ranking – Emory Clinic ranked No. 5 nationally.  This award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrated excellence in delivering exceptional outpatient care in the following areas:  access to care, capacity management and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care and equity.

These rankings are made possible by our physicians, nurses, leadership teams and staff that work hard on a daily basis at all of our Emory Healthcare facilities to provide our patients with outstanding patient- and family-centered care each and every day.

Learn more about the UHC Quality and Accountability Study.

Emory Hospitals Recognized by American Heart Association for Excellence in Heart Attack Care

mission lifelineThe American Heart Association has recognized four Emory Healthcare hospitals and one Emory Healthcare-affiliated hospital through its Mission: Lifeline program for excellence in heart attack care.

American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline award recognizes a hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) care by ensuring that STEMI patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. The goal of the program is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks. This includes the initial 9-1-1 call and continues with hospital treatment.

Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital all received the 2015 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Center award. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Southern Regional Medical Center have achieved the 2015 Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Center award. Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown were the first in Georgia to be accredited as Mission: Lifeline Receiving Centers.

The Gold Receiving Center award recognizes hospitals for achieving 85 percent or greater overall composite score for all Mission: Lifeline STEMI quality achievement indicators, with no single measure below 75 percent, for consecutive 24-month intervals. The Bronze recognition designates hospitals that have achieved 85 percent or greater overall composite score for all Mission: Lifeline STEMI quality achievement indicators, with no single measure below 75 percent, for consecutive 90-day intervals.

Each year, more than half a million Americans experience ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or both. The majority of these patients fail to receive appropriate treatment for their life-threatening conditions within recommended timeframes. To prevent death, it is critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by opening the blocked vessel with balloon angioplasty and/or stenting, or by giving clot-busting medication.

“The recognition that these five hospitals have earned reflects the outstanding STEMI care that is delivered in every setting, including pre-hospital, emergency department, cath lab and inpatient areas,” says Michael Ross, MD, professor of emergency medicine, founder and immediate past co-chair of the Atlanta Mission: Lifeline program. “Our health system has clearly emerged as a leader in STEMI care in the greater metro Atlanta area, and a number of our physicians, nurses and allied health staff have leadership positions within Atlanta’s STEMI system of care. Emory Healthcare hospitals, physicians and staff continuously strive to provide the best possible care to all patients.

For more information on Mission: Lifeline, visit heart.org/missionlifeline and heart.org/quality.

Read the article from the Emory News Center.

Emory hospitals again ranked among best in country, state and metro area by U.S. News & World Report

euh-frontU.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015-16 rankings of America’s Best Hospitals and once again, our Emory Healthcare hospitals have been placed among the best in the country. For the fourth year in a row, Emory University Hospital has been named the number one hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta. Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is ranked 5th in Georgia and 3rd in metro Atlanta. Emory University Hospital Midtown ranks 11th in Georgia in a two-way tie and 5th in metro Atlanta, also a two-way tie.

NATIONALLY, Emory University Hospital was TOP ranked in 12 adult specialty areas:

• Cancer – (#22 up from #24)
• Cardiology & Heart Surgery – (#15 up from #16)
• Diabetes & Endocrinology (#18 up from #23)
• Ear, Nose & Throat – (#45)
• Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – (#40 up from #41)
• Geriatrics – (#20 up from #21)
• Gynecology – (#26 up from #42)
• Nephrology – (#42)
• Neurology & Neurosurgery (#12 up from #15)
• Ophthalmology – (#12 up from #14)
• Orthopaedics – #31
• Urology – (#22 up from #25)

Emory University Hospital also ranked high performing in pulmonology. Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked high performing in cancer.

“We are proud of our rankings throughout our system in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals issue,” says Michael J. Mandl, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “More importantly, we are proud of the people who deliver excellence, quality and safety in health care to our patients and their families every day.”

U.S. News & World Report began publishing their “Best Hospital” rankings twenty-five years ago to identify the best medical centers for the most complex patients — those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk. Rankings are based on performance in several primary areas of health care: structure, process, outcomes and hospital reputation.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015-16 guidebook, available on newsstands on September 1.

Emory hospitals again ranked among best in country, state and metro area by U.S. News & World Report

euh-frontU.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015-16 rankings of America’s Best Hospitals and once again, our Emory Healthcare hospitals have been placed among the best in the country. For the fourth year in a row, Emory University Hospital has been named the number one hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta. Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is ranked 5th in Georgia and 3rd in metro Atlanta. Emory University Hospital Midtown ranks 11th in Georgia in a two-way tie and 5th in metro Atlanta, also a two-way tie.

NATIONALLY, Emory University Hospital was TOP ranked in 12 adult specialty areas:

• Cancer – (#22 up from #24)
• Cardiology & Heart Surgery – (#15 up from #16)
• Diabetes & Endocrinology (#18 up from #23)
• Ear, Nose & Throat – (#45)
• Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – (#40 up from #41)
• Geriatrics – (#20 up from #21)
• Gynecology – (#26 up from #42)
• Nephrology – (#42)
• Neurology & Neurosurgery (#12 up from #15)
• Ophthalmology – (#12 up from #14)
• Orthopaedics – #31
• Urology – (#22 up from #25)

Emory University Hospital also ranked high performing in pulmonology. Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked high performing in cancer.

“We are proud of our rankings throughout our system in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals issue,” says Michael J. Mandl, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “More importantly, we are proud of the people who deliver excellence, quality and safety in health care to our patients and their families every day.”

U.S. News & World Report began publishing their “Best Hospital” rankings twenty-five years ago to identify the best medical centers for the most complex patients — those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk. Rankings are based on performance in several primary areas of health care: structure, process, outcomes and hospital reputation.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015-16 guidebook, available on newsstands on September 1.

Congratulations to Emory’s 2015 Atlanta Top Doctors

Emory Top Docs 2015As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2015 July issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the listing, Emory physicians make up the majority – 58% to be exact!

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority, and caring for YOU – our patients and families – each and every day. Congratulations to you all!

With our continuing expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Emory Top Doctors. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care, you now have an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Network physician close to home.

Find a Top Doctor near you at emoryhealthcare.org/topdocs!

 

Emory Healthcare Named One of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™

Best and BrightestWe’re delighted to announce that for the third year in a row, Emory Healthcare has been named one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR)!

This award recognizes organizations that provide excellent benefits, compensation, employee engagement and retention, employee education and development, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance.

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s ‘Best and Brightest’ companies,” said Junnifer Kluge, NABR president. “These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of metro Atlanta area companies.”

We are proud to achieve this designation for the third time, and of our staff’s steadfast dedication to our patients, their families and to each other. This is recognition of the internal support we have for one another in reinventing health care, which is seen every day. We would like to say congratulations and thank you our staff and partners for creating an environment that supports a positive work culture represented by inclusion, innovation and respect.

We will continue striving to make this a wonderful place to work as we effectively work together to provide the best care for our patients!

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Emory Ebola Team to Receive Award for Exceptional Nursing

Obama at Emory

Last year, President Obama met with Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff involved in the treatment of Ebola patients.

Emory Healthcare has been given the privilege of treating multiple patients infected with Ebola virus. Emory University Hospital’s special isolation unit, built in cooperation with the CDC, is one of four Serious Communicable Disease Units (SCDU) in the U.S. Our highly trained, exceptional staff and physicians are now being honored for the extraordinary care they provided to critically ill patients diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the DAISY Foundation will award Emory’s Ebola Team with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at the NPSF Patient Safety Congress on April 29-May 1 in Austin, Texas.

This award stems from the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation’s signature program, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, which is given in over 1,900 health care facilities in all 50 states and in 14 other countries. Nurses who received the DAISY Award within their organizations in 2013 or 2014 were eligible for this new, national award, which places special emphasis on patient and workforce safety. This national award recognizes some of the most exceptional contributions to patient safety by nurses.

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