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GMC named to quality honor roll

LAWRENCEVILLE — Both Gwinnett Medical Center locations were recently named to 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. GMC-Lawrenceville and GMC-Duluth were both among 56 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list.

“This is a great accomplishment for both Gwinnett Medical Center hospitals,” GHA President Joseph Parker said. “This recognition further underscores the commitment of the Gwinnett Medical Center 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.

“This honor is a reflection of the dedicated staff and physicians within the Gwinnett Medical Center family,” GMC CEO Phil Wolfe said in a released statement.

“The appointment to the GHA Quality Honor Roll is a tremendous achievement and we thank the teams at both GMC campuses for their commitment to patient care and healthcare excellence.”