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Atlanta's Top Hospitals

Atlanta’s Top Hospitals 2016

Healthgrades, a leading healthcare research firm, tracks hospital performance across dozens of conditions and procedures. Here is the 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.

Top Hospitals 2014

Healthgrades, one of the nation’s leading healthcare research firms, tracks hospital performance by dozens of indicators. Here are the metro hospitals that excel in one or more areas. Find the one with the expertise you need.

With additional reporting by Carolyn Crist


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Advice from Healthgrades: How to find the best hospital for you
Advice from Healthgrades: How to select a doctor

Local hospitals rated on mortality and complications

Need knee replacement surgery or emergency help for a heart attack? The hospital you choose can make a huge difference in whether you have complications or literally make it out alive.

Georgia hospitals boost economy by $38.6 million

Hospitals obviously fix ailing bodies. They're also pretty good for an ailing economy. Even in iffy economic times, hospitals in Georgia gave the state's economy $38.6 million in 2011, according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

Top hospitals in Georgia

Of the eight top hospitals in Atlanta according to U.S. News & World Report, two of them have nationally ranked specialties. Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center, the top ranked local hospitals on the list, have national areas of expertise.

Smart Medicine

In addition to our annual Top Doctors list, we've also gathered tips on how to spend your healthcare dollars wisely—because nobody wants to overpay, even for the best medicine.

High prices at some Atlanta hospitals: Do they mean anything?

Earlier this month, when the federal agency that runs Medicare released a database of hospital prices, it felt as though closely held secrets had been unveiled. But soon, there were just more questions: Who charges the most or the least? Why are some costs so high? And if you have insurance, does it matter?

Ultimate stroke care

Georgia Regents Medical Center is the first hospital in Georgia—and one of only 20 hospitals in the country—to be named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. That gives the Augusta hospital serious bragging rights over its counterparts in metro Atlanta.

Going into a Georgia hospital?

Going into the hospital for a routine procedure could have other risks—especially in Georgia. Because germs spread easily in a hospital setting, patients can pick up infections when sanitary practices aren't followed.

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