Georgia Trend Magazine names Hamilton Medical Center #1 mid-size hospital in Georgia 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Georgia Trend Magazine recently named Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) the number one medium-sized hospital in Georgia. Pictured are some of HMC’s staff members.

DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) was recently named the number one medium-sized hospital in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine.

“This recognition highlights the commitment of our staff members and physicians to providing the best quality of care,” said Jeff Myers, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Care System. “We are continually challenging ourselves to make patient care even better.”

To determine the rankings, Georgia Trend grouped hospitals of similar size and mission together and compared them with their peer institutions. The top hospitals are listed in five categories: Teaching Hospitals, Large Hospitals (more than 400 beds), Medium-sized Hospitals (151-399 beds), Small Hospitals (fewer than 150 beds) and Critical Access Hospitals (rural community hospitals, typically with fewer than 25 beds).

The data used to compile the rankings came from publicly available information on quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality and readmission statistics and hospital-acquired infections and conditions. The information comes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Georgia Trend, the only statewide business publication in the market, is published once a month and delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers. It has been published for more than 25 years. The magazine has won numerous national and regional awards for journalistic excellence, including the prestigious Green Eyeshade Award, as well as awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS) and Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP).