Hamilton Health Care System Awards and Recognition
Hamilton Medical Center is surveyed every three years. The Joint Commission sends a team of surveyors, unannounced, to a facility to follow patients from admission to discharge. Each surveyor on The Joint Commission team specializes in one area and focuses on the patient experience in that given area. The goal of The Joint Commission and its accreditation process is to give assurance to patients, customers, families, and employers by evaluating the quality, safety, and effectiveness of the standards implemented at individual hospitals and offices. The team evaluates every aspect of care at the facility to ensure it is in compliance with their standards.
CareChex® 2018 Hamilton is ranked as the number one hospital in the North Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee area for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Gall Bladder Removal, Gastrointestinal Care, Major Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery, and Vascular Surgery. Hamilton was also ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, and Heart Attack Treatment. The CareChex® Medical Quality Rating System is one of the largest and most respected healthcare ratings information services providing reliable comprehensive hospital quality evaluations.
Joint Commission Gold Seal for Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacement Hamilton Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Moves, its hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery program.
Accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Hamilton Medical Center and Hamilton Diagnostic Center have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Hamilton Diagnostics Center’s Breast Center was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Accreditation in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Hamilton’s Chest Pain Center recently received full accreditation once again with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the Accreditation Review Committee. PCI is the use of a balloon catheter to widen blocked arteries and/or the placement of a stent to hold these arteries open.
Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care Hamilton Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.