Atlanta’s Top Hospitals 2016

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Atlanta's Top HospitalsHealthgrades, a leading healthcare research firm, tracks hospital performance across dozens of conditions and procedures. Below, the most up-to-date (as of January 2016) list of metro Atlanta hospitals that received a five-star clinical quality rating—which indicates a performance that was statistically significantly better than expected—in one or more areas of care.

With additional reporting by Carolyn Crist

DeKalb Medical North Decatur
2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-501-1000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 451
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission), Center of Excellence (awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
➸  DeKalb Medical’s three campuses (North Decatur, Downtown Decatur, and Hillandale) offer a wide array of services and specialties, including diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, a women’s center, a surgical weight loss center, and a sleep disorders clinic. The North Decatur facility has a cancer center and offers minimally invasive surgery. A location in downtown Decatur is devoted exclusively to long-term acute care for patients released from intensive care.
Healthgrades Five Stars For pacemaker procedures and hip fracture treatment
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Women’s Health Excellence
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DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia, 404-501-8000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Government (hospital district)
Beds 100
See above for description.
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Eastside Medical Center
1700 Medical Way, Snellville, 770-979-0200
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Proprietary
Beds 310
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Eastside Medical specializes in cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, oncology, and women’s care. It has a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and is equipped with private birthing suites. It received an A for patient safety in the Leapfrog Group’s 2015 Hospital Safety Scores. Last year the medical center partnered with Gwinnett Medical Group to provide comprehensive cardiac care to patients.
Healthgrades Five Stars For gastrointestinal bleed
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, 678-474-7000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 110
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission), Center of Excellence (awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
➸  Home to the Atlanta Bariatric Center, Emory Johns Creek has performed thousands of successful laparoscopic procedures. Other services include emergency care, digital imaging, Level III neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, advanced cardiac care, women’s services, outpatient rehab, sleep medicine, and a pain center. The hospital also offers free seminars on diabetes, childbirth education, weight loss, and joint replacement.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and bowel obstruction
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Coronary Intervention Excellence and Patient Safety Excellence
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Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 678-843-7001
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 410
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph’s joined the Emory Healthcare Network in 2012. It’s part of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and is one of the leading cancer referral centers in the Southeast. Saint Joseph’s participates in more than 60 clinical trials for all types of cancer and national cancer prevention studies for patients at increased risk. Known as Atlanta’s “heart hospital” for years, Saint Joseph’s was the first in the Southeast to perform open-heart surgery, create a comprehensive cardiac catheterization lab, and provide angioplasty as an alternative to more invasive surgery.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, total knee replacement, hip replacement, spinal fusion, stroke, and esophageal/stomach surgery
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence, Coronary Intervention Excellence, Prostate Surgery Excellence, Stroke Care Excellence, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement
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Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 404-712-2000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 605
Distinctions Comprehensive Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Staffed primarily by Emory University School of Medicine faculty, Emory University Hospital is a leading center for cardiology, heart surgery, cancer, neurology, and orthopedics. It has one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the Southeast. With a mixed caseload, Emory sees more than 24,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients each year. The hospital heads up the Emory Healthcare brand, which is the largest health system in Georgia with seven hospitals, 200 provider locations, 1,800 physicians, and 70 specialties.
Healthgrades Five Stars For valve surgery, heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, neurosurgery, bowel obstruction, esophageal/stomach surgery, sepsis, and respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Outstanding Patient Experience, Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence, Clinical Excellence, Neurosciences Excellence, Women’s Health Excellence, America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery, and Stroke Care
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Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, 404-686-4411
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 511
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Founded in 1908, the facility changed its name from Emory Crawford Long Hospital in 2009. Part of the Emory Healthcare Network, it is known for cardiology, heart surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, cancer, and emergency medicine. Women’s services include prenatal and postnatal education, bone density testing, mammography, obstetrics, and high-risk pregnancy.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, stroke, neurosurgery, bowel obstruction, esophageal/stomach surgery, colorectal surgeries, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Clinical Excellence, Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence, Neurosciences Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, Women’s Health Excellence, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Critical Care, and Stroke Care
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Gwinnett Medical Center
1000 Medical Center Boulevard, Lawrenceville, 678-312-1000
Duluth campus: 3620 Howell Ferry Road, Duluth, 678-312-6800
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Government (hospital district)
Beds 553
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit network with campuses in Lawrenceville and Duluth. It provides acute care, outpatient services, orthopedics, neuroscience care, and wellness services. The main campus features a Level II trauma center, a 155-bed tower, and an open-heart surgery program. The Duluth campus opened in 2006 and is home to surgical weight management, robotic surgery, sports medicine, and diabetes education programs.
Healthgrades Five Stars For coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, carotid surgery, and sepsis
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Cardiac Surgery Excellence, Clinical Excellence, Critical Care Excellence, General Surgery Excellence, Neurosciences Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, and Stroke Care Excellence
View Healthgrades profile – Lawrenceville
View Healthgrades profile – Duluth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
743 Spring Street, Gainesville, 770-219-9000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation DNV Healthcare
Ownership Government (local)
Beds 557
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by DNV Healthcare), Bariatric Center of Excellence (awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
➸  Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which includes campuses in Gainesville and Braselton, specializes in programs such as cardiology, gastrointestinal care, women’s health, joint replacement, and cancer care. It is a Level II trauma center and has satellite centers for cancer, mental health and substance abuse, and outpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is part of the Northeast Georgia Health System, which serves nearly 800,000 residents of northeast Georgia in more than 13 counties. The new Braselton campus opened in early 2015 with an urgent care center, imaging, endoscopy, outpatient therapy, and more than 20 physician offices.
Healthgrades Five Stars For valve surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack, heart failure, pacemaker procedures, defibrillator procedures, total knee replacement, hip replacement, stroke, carotid surgery, pancreatitis, and sepsis
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 America’s 50 Best Hospitals; Outstanding Patient Experience; Clinical Excellence; Critical Care Excellence; Gastrointestinal Care Excellence; General Surgery Excellence; Women’s Health Excellence; Vascular Surgery Excellence; and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, and Joint Replacement
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Northside Hospital–Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, 404-851-8000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 537
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Northside Hospital has served north metro Atlanta since 1970. With more than 2,300 physicians and 9,000 employees, it handles more than 1 million combined patient and outpatient visits a year. The hospital offers women’s services, cancer care, emergency care, surgery, specialty medicine, and a wide array of outpatient services at more than 150 locations across Georgia. Northside Hospital focuses on cancer treatment, childbirth, and robotic surgeries. The hospital has a cancer institute, sleep disorders center, advanced center for gastrointestinal therapeutics, Level III neonatal unit, spine center, stroke center, and breast care program.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart failure and colorectal surgeries
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Prostate Surgery Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, and Outstanding Patient Experience
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Northside Hospital–Cherokee
201 Hospital Road, Canton, 770-720-5100
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 84
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Northside Hospital–Cherokee is a full-service community hospital with more than 500 physicians and 1,500 employees. Through a network of medical facilities in Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock (Towne Lake), the hospital offers services such as cardiology, emergency, cancer care, radiology, surgery, and women’s services. The Northside system will soon provide care at the new Northside Hospital–Cherokee replacement hospital, which broke ground in March 2015 and is expected to open in mid-2017 on a 50-acre complex with 105 beds.
Healthgrades Five Stars For spinal fusion
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Northside Hospital–Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, 770-844-3200
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 217
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Northside Hospital–Forsyth is a full-service community hospital with more than 2,300 physicians. Known for its maternity and newborn programs, the Women’s Center offers comprehensive services for labor and delivery, neonatal care, high-risk perinatal diagnostics, and parenting and newborn classes. It contains a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and Level II neonatal intermediate care unit. The Joint Commission recognized the hospital for pneumonia, hip and knee replacement, and stroke care.
Healthgrades Five Stars For hip replacement and sepsis
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Outstanding Patient Experience
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Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404-605-5000
Facility type Acute-care community hospital
Accreditation DNV Healthcare
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 529
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by DNV Healthcare)
➸  Piedmont Atlanta Hospital began more than a century ago as a 10-bed infirmary at the corner of Crumley Street and Capitol Avenue. Today the Buckhead hospital specializes in heart health, transplant services, and cancer care. With more than 1,000 doctors and 3,400 employees, the hospital is one of six in the Piedmont Healthcare system.
Healthgrades Five Stars For valve surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart failure, pneumonia, hip replacement, gastrointestinal obstruction, small intestine surgeries, and sepsis
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, Cardiac Surgery Excellence, Clinical Excellence, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence, General Surgery Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention
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Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1255 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, 770-719-7000
Facility type Acute-care community hospital
Accreditation DNV Healthcare
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 189
➸  Piedmont Fayette was recognized in 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top 100 community hospitals. It’s also a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network. The hospital specializes in cancer care and offers 24-hour emergency, medical, surgical, rehabilitation, and women’s services. Staffed by more than 1,650 employees and 577 doctors, it’s one of six hospitals within the Piedmont family.
Healthgrades Five Stars For total knee replacement, hip replacement, stroke, carotid surgery, pancreatitis, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, and respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 America’s 50 Best Hospitals, America’s 100 Best Hospitals, Clinical Excellence, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence, Joint Replacement Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, Stroke Care Excellence, Women’s Health Excellence, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care
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Piedmont Newnan Hospital
745 Poplar Road, Newnan, 770-400-1000
Facility type Acute-care community hospital
Accreditation DNV Healthcare
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 136
➸  Named the 2012 Small Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, Piedmont Newnan is one of six hospitals within the Piedmont Healthcare system. With a new LEED-certified facility that opened in 2012, it’s known for its aesthetically pleasing and ecoconscious design. Specializing in cancer care, the hospital also offers 24-hour emergency services; medical and surgical services; rehabilitation services; and women’s services, including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
Healthgrades Five Stars For sepsis
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Tanner Medical Center–Carrollton
705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, 770-836-9666
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Government (hospital district)
Beds 201
➸  Tanner Medical Center–Carrollton serves west Georgia and east Alabama, providing inpatient and outpatient services, high-tech medical imaging, and a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital’s campus includes the Tanner Heart and Vascular Center, the W. Steve Worthy Maternity Center, the Roy Richards Sr. Cancer Center, the Health Education and Wellness Learning Center, Tanner Breast Health, the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders, and the Tanner Pain Management Center.
Healthgrades Five Stars For coronary interventional procedures, total knee replacement, hip replacement, and hip fracture treatment
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Pulmonary Care Excellence, Outstanding Patient Experience, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention and Orthopedic Surgery
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Wellstar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Road, Austell, 470-732-4000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Other (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 382
Distinctions Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Surgery (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  WellStar’s Cobb facility offers specialties such as cardiac catheterization, wound care, behavioral health, and pediatric care. It is the only hospital in Georgia to receive “meritorious” status for surgical patient outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. WellStar Cobb also offers Tranquility hospice and the Family Birthplace at Cobb, a private maternity suite center.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, esophageal/stomach surgery, diabetic emergencies, sepsis, and respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Clinical Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, Women’s Health Excellence, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
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Wellstar Douglas Hospital
8954 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, 770-949-1500
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 108
➸  WellStar’s Douglas location offers both outpatient and inpatient services, including minimally invasive surgeries, newborn care, and rehabilitation care. The Douglas facility has an accredited chest pain center and received total knee and hip certification from the Joint Commission. Specialties include imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, sleep disorders, and total joint replacement. WellStar Douglas was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll.
Healthgrades Five Stars For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, sepsis, and respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Pulmonary Care Excellence
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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church Street, Marietta, 770-793-5000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Other (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 633
Distinctions Comprehensive Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  The Kennestone location is the largest member of the WellStar family and offers the most services of all five of its hospitals. It features a Level II trauma center, accredited chest pain center, accredited breast health center, and comprehensive cancer center offering infusion therapy. WellStar Kennestone has been recognized for diabetes, endocrinology, nephrology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, neurology, and neurosurgery.
Healthgrades Five Stars For heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, stroke, gastrointestinal bleed, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, and respiratory failure
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Cardiac Surgery Excellence, Clinical Excellence, Critical Care Excellence, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence, Neurosciences Excellence, Pulmonary Care Excellence, Stroke Care Excellence, Women’s Health Excellence, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care
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Additional Hospitals
Below, a directory of other metro-area hospitals. Listings include any Healthgrades awards that the hospital earned between 2013 and 2016.

Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive, Atlanta, 404-265-4000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Proprietary
Beds 762 (including South campus)
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission), Center of Excellence (awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
➸  Founded in 1901 and formerly known as Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in the city. Today the hospital is a Level I trauma center—one of two in Atlanta—and has a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. It’s nationally recognized in heart, stroke, spine, and bariatric medicine. Atlanta Medical Center is one of four hospitals in the country that have met all nine quality measures in the latest Get with the Guidelines–Stroke program. The hospital is also known for its women’s services program and offers water births and digital mammography.
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Atlanta Medical Center–South
1170 Cleveland Avenue, East Point, 404-466-1170
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Proprietary
Beds 762 (including main campus)
➸  This East Point facility has served patients from South Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Clayton, and Douglas counties since 1963. (In 2013 South Fulton Medical Center consolidated with the Atlanta Medical Center to become Atlanta Medical Center–South.) Specialties include emergency services, outpatient and inpatient surgery, behavioral health, stroke, and sleep disorders.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, 770-400-6000
Facility type Destination cancer hospital
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership N/A
Beds 25
➸  The Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded by Richard Stephenson in 1988, six years after his mother died from cancer. In 2012 the Newnan site opened at Southeastern Regional Medical Center as the organization’s fifth cancer treatment facility, providing integrative and personalized care. The center is focused on lung cancer and breast cancer, and offers a cancer survivorship program that provides psychosocial distress support.
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Outstanding Patient Experience
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Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, 404-616-4252
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Other (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 953
Distinctions Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  As the largest Level I trauma center in the metro Atlanta region, Grady maintains full trauma surgical teams around the clock. Emergency services include burn, sickle cell, stroke care, critical care, and intensive care services. Grady also features the Correll Cardiac Center, the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Avon Foundation Breast Health Center, and a regional perinatal center. The hospital houses the Georgia Poison Center, and its Ponce Center is one of the nation’s top HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics. The institution was created by and named for the legendary managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution, Henry W. Grady.
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North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Boulevard, Roswell, 770-751-2500
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Proprietary
Beds 202
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  North Fulton Hospital is a Level II trauma center with specialties in neurosciences, women’s health, orthopedics, cardiology, and oncology. It has a pain and spine center, sleep disorders center, and rehabilitation services program. Established on a 47-acre tract in 1983, the hospital staffs more than 400 physicians and 900 healthcare professionals.
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Piedmont Henry Hospital
1133 Eagle’s Landing Parkway, Stockbridge, 678-604-1000
Facility type Acute-care community hospital
Accreditation DNV Healthcare
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 215
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the DNV)
➸  One of six hospitals within the Piedmont family, Piedmont Henry is staffed by more than 1,350 employees and 572 doctors. It was the fifth hospital in Georgia to achieve a Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA. The hospital is also a certified Primary Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center, and offers cancer care, 24-hour medical and surgical services, and rehabilitation services.
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Prostate Surgery Excellence
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Rockdale Medical Center
1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, 770-918-3000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Proprietary
Beds 138
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission)
➸  Founded in 1954, Rockdale Medical Center offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services such as heart care, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Birth Place contains a Level III neonatal intensive care unit with upgraded labor and delivery rooms and mother-baby rooms. Several minimally invasive procedures use the new da Vinci surgical system. The hospital is part of LifePoint Health.
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Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale, 770-991-8000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 331
Distinctions Primary Stroke Center (awarded by the Joint Commission), Bariatric Center of Excellence (awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
➸  Southern Regional Medical Center features neurologic, cardiac, vascular, bariatric, and women’s health services. The hospital delivers more than 3,000 babies annually and includes a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Prime Healthcare Foundation is acquiring most of Southern Regional’s assets and has committed to investing $50 million in improvements over the next five years, including equipment, cosmetic, operational, and emergency department upgrades. Prime Healthcare was recognized as a Top 15 Health System in the nation in 2012 and 2013 and is the fastest-growing health system in the United States, according to Modern Healthcare.
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Spine Surgery Excellence
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Tanner Medical Center–Villa Rica
601 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, 770-456-3000
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Government (hospital district)
Beds 40
➸  Tanner Medical Center–Villa Rica serves Carroll, Douglas, and Paulding counties. The facility began as Villa Rica City Hospital, and features a maternity center, surgery center, gastrointestinal lab, diagnostic imaging, Tanner Breast Health, and the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders.
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Outstanding Patient Experience
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Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
1821 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 404-728-6200
Facility type Short-term acute care
Accreditation The Joint Commission
Ownership Private (voluntary nonprofit)
Beds 40
➸  Founded in 1987 by the United Methodist Church and Emory University, the hospital was one of the first comprehensive outpatient and acute-care hospitals to specialize in geriatric care. Specialties include electroconvulsive therapy, geriatric psychiatry, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and ketamine infusions. The nearby residential retirement facility (Wesley Woods Towers) has units dedicated to personal care, and the Wesley Woods Health Center features programs in depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.
Healthgrades awards 2013–2016 Pulmonary Care Excellence
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Editor’s Notes
Reporting
Clinical quality ratings were generated by Healthgrades. Narrative descriptions were written by Atlanta magazine.

Data
The Healthgrades ratings reproduced here were based on Medicare MEDPAR data from 2012 to 2014.

Case Volume
Healthgrades rates hospitals with a minimum of 30 cases within the three-year data set and five within the most recent year.

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This article originally appeared in our January 2016 issue.

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