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Floyd Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety, Medical Excellence
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Floyd Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety, Medical Excellence

01.14.2022

Hospital Among State, Regional and National Leaders

ROME, Ga., January 14, 2022 An organization that examines patient safety and medical excellence for hospitals placed Floyd Medical Center No. 1 in the state of Georgia for Patient Safety in Overall Medical Care. This recognition comes from CareChex® Awards by Quantros, and is based on reported data for patient safety, inpatient quality, readmissions, mortality rates and complications.  

Floyd Medical Center also has received additional recognition on the national and regional levels. 

For Patient Safety in Overall Medical Care, Floyd Medical Center has been recognized as:

  • No. 1 in Georgia
  • Top 10 Percent in Georgia
  • Top 10 Percent in the Region (southern U.S.)
  • Top 10 Percent in the Nation

The hospital was recognized for being among the Top 100 hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety in the following areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary care

Recognition for being in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety for the following service areas was received:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart attack treatment
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Neurological care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal surgery

Top 10 percent in the Region recognition for Patient Safety was earned for:

  • Heart attack treatment
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Neurological care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Spinal fusion

​Floyd Medical Center received awards for being in the Top 10 percent in Georgia for Patient Safety for these service areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cancer care
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart attack treatment
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Pulmonary care
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal surgery

CareChex also awarded Floyd Medical Center for being in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation in Medical Excellence for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and Top 10 Percent in Georgia for Medical Excellence for bariatric surgery and major orthopedic surgery.

Additionally, in the service area of Medical Excellence for women's health, Floyd Medical Center was awarded:

  • Top 100 in the Nation
  • Top 10 percent in the Nation
  • Top 10 percent in the Region
  • Top 10 percent in Georgia

“Floyd Medical Center is proud of the newest CareChex awards that recognize excellent performance by physicians and the entire clinical team," said Shelia Bennett, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPPS, CPXP, Executive Vice President and Chief of Patient Services. “Results like this do not happen by chance but are the result of intense focus. We strive daily to be better than we were the day before because our patients and the communities we serve deserve excellence in all aspects of their care whether it is a medical or surgical need."

​​About Quantros CareChex®

CareChex Awards by Quantros utilizes a peer-reviewed risk-adjustment methodology to more reliably measure rates of mortality, complications and readmissions — appropriately weighting and accounting for all of the risk factors relating to a patient's principal and secondary diagnosis, as well as other patient characteristics that may increase the probability for adverse clinical outcomes. These rankings do not include any self-reported data.

About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.