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Atlanta hospital named one of America's top 50

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A hospital in Atlanta has been named to a Top 50 list in the country.

“The experience here…phenomenal," says Previn Shaw, who is being discharged from Piedmont Fayette Hospital after being there for seven days with pancreatitis.

"If you saw me the day I got here versus now, you would be in shock because I was in excruciating pain and now I'm not in any pain. My numbers are great and that's because I chose to come here," he says.

Shaw credits Piedmont Fayette for his full recovery, calling the staff respectful and caring.

Praise from Shaw is just one of many accolades the hospital has received in recent weeks.

"We're excited to be named one of America's top 50 hospitals by health grades for the fourth year in a row. What this means is we’re in the top one percent for superior clinical performance, and that out of 4,500," says Michael Burnett, CEO of the hospital.

Piedmont Fayette is one of two hospitals in the entire state to receive the 2018 top 50 hospital honor. They are among only a handful of other hospitals to be selected multiple years in a row.

Burnett says their success can be attributed to their purpose of trying to make a positive difference in every life they touch. They also attribute their success to the metrics and standardized workflow they have in place.

Shaw says, "I was honestly thinking which hospital I was going to, and there are numerous hospitals from where I stay, and here and I just thought I've got to go…I think I can get it done at Piedmont Fayette. They should go to the Super Bowl and win.“

The other hospital honored in the top 50 is Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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