Georgia hospitals strive to make the grade in patient safety

(Source: WGCL)

New rankings tonight for Georgia's hospitals, some of the biggest and most well known got D's when it comes to patient safety.

One of those, Grady Memorial in downtown Atlanta.

CBS46 spoke with a consumer group who says the hospital needs to do better.

Patient safety organization LeapFrog graded Georgia hospitals on their patient safety in categories such as medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

Twelve hospital in North Georgia got A's including Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, which received an "A" rating since LeapFrog started grading in 2012.

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marrietta and Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta also got top marks. Piedmont's CEO celebrated the achievement telling CBS46 "Achieving this top grade demonstrates our commitment to creating a superior and safe experience for our hospital. It is a great accomplishment and I thank everyone at our hospital for putting our patients' safety first."

No hospital earned an F, but in North Georgia eight hospitals got D's including Atlanta Medical Center and Grady.

Andy Miller, CEO and Editor of Georgia Health News, says patients should consider safety records and these grades when selecting a hospital.

"We didn’t have this information 10 years ago - 20 years ago," says Miller. "We want to get the best care that we can and it is good that this information is out there."

CBS46 reached out to Grady and Atlanta Medical Center for statements on their D grades but have not heard back.

Here are rating for the North Georgia Hospitals:

- A - -

*Cartersville Medical Center

960 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

Cartersville, GA 30120-2129

*Fannin Regional Hospital

2855 Old Highway 5

Blue Ridge, GA 30513-6248

*Gordon Hospital

1035 Red Bud Road

Calhoun, GA 30701-2082

*Houston Medical Center

1601 Watson Boulevard

Warner Robins, GA 31093-3431

*Piedmont Fayette Hospital

1255 Highway 54 W.

Fayetteville, GA 30214

*Piedmont Hospital

1968 Peachtree Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30309-1231

*Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

1266 Highway 515 S.

Jasper, GA 30143

*Piedmont Newnan Hospital

745 Poplar RoadNewnan, GA 30265

*Upson Regional Medical Center

801 W. Gordon StreetThomaston, GA 30286-2831

*Wellstar Douglas Hospital

8954 Hospital Drive

Douglasville, GA 30134-2282

*Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

677 Church Street

Marietta, GA 30060-1148

*Wellstar Paulding Hospital

2518 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway

Hiram, GA 30141

- B - -

*Eastside Medical Center

1700 Medical Way

Snellville, GA 30078-2195

*Emory St. Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1764

*Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322-1102

*Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth

3620 Howell Ferry RoadDuluth, GA 30096

*Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville

1000 Medical Center BoulevardLawrenceville, GA 30046-7694

*Northeast Georgia Medical Center

743 Spring StreetGainesville, GA 30501-3899

*Northside Hospital

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1611

*Northside Hospital Cherokee

201 Hospital Road

Canton, GA 30114-2408

*Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

1199 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30606-2793

*Piedmont Newton Hospital

5126 Hospital Drive

Covington, GA 30014-2567

*Redmond Regional Medical Center

501 Redmond Road

Rome, GA 30165-7001

*St. Mary's Health Care System, Inc.

1230 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30606-3791

*Wellstar Cobb Hospital

3950 Austell Road

Austell, GA 30106-1121

- C - -

*Coffee Regional Medical Center

1101 Ocilla Road

Douglas, GA 31533-3617

*Dekalb Medical Center

2701 N. Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033-5995

*Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Parkway

Johns Creek, GA 30097

*Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree Street NEAtlanta, GA 30308

*Floyd Medical Center

304 Turner McCall Boulevard SWRome, GA 30165-2734

*Hamilton Medical Center

1200 Memorial Drive

Dalton, GA 30720-2529

*Navicent Health Baldwin

821 North Cobb StreetMilledgeville, GA 31061-2351

*North Fulton Hospital

3000 Hospital BoulevardRoswell, GA 30076-3899

*Northside Forsyth Hospital

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive

Cumming, GA 30041-7659

*Piedmont Henry Hospital

1133 Eagle's Landing Parkway

Stockbridge, GA 30281-5099

*Southern Regional Medical Center

11 Upper Riverdale Road SW

Riverdale, GA 30274-2615

*Tanner Medical Center of Carrollton

705 Dixie Street

Carrollton, GA 30117-3818

*WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital

601 S. Eighth StreetGriffin, GA 30224-4294

*Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center

1514 Vernon RoadLagrange, GA 30240-4199

- D - -

*Atlanta Medical Center

303 Parkway Drive NEAtlanta, GA 30312-1212

*Atlanta Medical Center South Campus

1170 Cleveland AvenueEast Point, GA 30344-3665

*Dekalb Medical at Hillandale

2801 DeKalb Medical ParkwayLithonia, GA 30058

*East Georgia Regional Medical Center

1499 Fair RoadStatesboro, GA 30458

*Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SEAtlanta, GA 30303-3022

*Habersham Medical Center

541 Historic Highway 441 NorthDemorest, GA 30535

*Piedmont Rockdale Hospital

1412 Milstead Avenue NEConyers, GA 30012-3877

*Piedmont Walton

2151 West Spring StreetMonroe, GA 30655-2140

Learn more here.

Copyright 2018 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you