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Emory Eastside makes honor roll

SNELLVILLE — Emory Eastside Medical Center was recently named among hospitals in the highest category of the Georgia Hospital Association’s quality honor roll.

The honor roll is based on clinical data collected by the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) between July 2009 and June 2010. Emory Eastside is one of 21 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman’s category.

“This is a great accomplishment for Emory Eastside Medical Center,” GHA President Joseph Parker said. “This recognition further underscores the commitment of the Emory Eastside staff to ensuring that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible.”

All acute care hospitals are required to submit care data to the CMS. Data is aimed at showing how well hospital caregivers adhere to clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for patients who have suffered heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia.

It essentially shows whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time.

“It is our mission to ensure that each of our patients receives the right care at the right time and this recognition validates this,” Emory Eastside CEO Kim Ryan said. “This honor is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff who are constantly working to make excellent care even better.”