News Release: SGMC
July 23, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga. – South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll. SGMC is one of 26 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Trustee category, the second-highest on the list.
The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data was collected from January 2013 to December 2013.
Hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS, which details how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of Value-Based Purchasing core measures. These measures are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for surgical patients and patients who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia and heart failure.
The VBP core measure is a composite measure that determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time. A hospital’s adherence to these recommended clinical practices usually leads to better outcomes.
“We are pleased to recognize SGMC’s commitment to patient safety,” said Earl V. Rogers, president of GHA. “Compliance with these important core measures ensures that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible.”
“We constantly strive to maintain the highest standard of patient care,” said Randy Sauls, chief executive officer of SGMC. “This honor validates that and is a tribute to the dedication of the staff members who ensure that great patient care is made even better.”