Statement from WellStar:
"WellStar is committed to safety and quality for all patients and staff," said Marcia Delk, M.D., chief quality officer for WellStar Health System. "There are numerous national quality ranking entities with varying criteria, ways to measure and time periods of measurement. Recently, WellStar Kennestone Hospital was recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons as a 3-star provider, WellStar Cobb Hospital received a distinction as an "exemplary performer" from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and WellStar Paulding Hospital has sustained zero central line blood stream infections, ventilator associated pneumonias, catheter associated urinary tract infections for over two years. These distinctions show the breadth and quality of the care WellStar physicians and nurses provide the 1.4 million people who rely on our services."