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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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Emory Healthcare – One of 2010’s “Most Wired” Hospital Organizations

One of things we pride ourselves on here at Emory Healthcare is our ability to rapidly adopt emerging technologies and integrate these technologies into our existing organizational strategy. We actively use and pursue new social media techniques, use innovative technology within our organization and implement functionality that serves to improve the overall patient care experience with Emory Healthcare. Because we place such an emphasis on innovation, being recognized in Hospitals & Heath Networks magazine as one of 2010’s “Most Wired” hospital organizations is a huge honor.

2010 Most Wired Hospital Organizations

Hospitals across the country are often the organizations that struggle most with adopting new technology. With the reach of many of these organizations being vast, it is often difficult to enact and implement technological change. Making technical innovation a priority is something at which Emory Healthcare has excelled.

As Emory Healthcare’s Chief Information Officer, Dee Cantrell notes, “Our continued investment, both financially and strategically, in information technology has positioned Emory as a national leader, and has allowed us to provide the very best patient experience, including ongoing improvements in care, safety and world class facilities.”

Many of Emory’s peer organizations mentioned in the survey results are showing signs of technical progress as well. Over half of the hospitals honored match bedside medication orders through bar coding or radio-frequency identification, 51% of medication orders are done electronically, and 94% deliver medication lists electronically to patients and caregivers when a patient is transferred within the facility.

We are so pleased that Emory Healthcare has been honored for taking steps to innovate and for using technology that improves the patient experience, security and privacy, and convenience. We will continue to do so in an effort to ensure that patient care with Emory Healthcare is the very best it can be.