Tuesday December 1st, 2015 9:44AM

Chestatee, two other area hospitals make GHA's Elite Circle

By Ken Stanford Reporter
Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega and two other hospitals in northeast Georgia made the Georgia Hospital Association's Elite Circle in a recent evaluation.

The program demonstrates hospitals' commitment to reaching Year One goals with respect to the Hospital Acquired Conditions, Hospital Acquired Infections, Readmissions, and OB Adverse Events. The specific criteria are related to data submission, participation in monthly calls, completion of evaluations and achieving Hospital Engagement Network reduction targets.

Other area hospitals named to the Elite Circle were Habersham Medical Center in Demorest and Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Royston. In addition, Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa was named to the Presidential Circle.

*Elite Circle: Atlanta Medical Center, Bacon County Hospital and Health System, Chestatee Regional Hospital, Dodge County Hospital, Effingham Health System, Habersham Medical Center, Hamilton Medical Center, Houston Medical Center, Monroe County Hospital, Oconee Regional Medical Center, Inc., Spalding Regional Medical Center, Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center, Upson Regional Medical Center.

*Chairman's Circle: Burke Medical Center, Clearview Regional Medical Center, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Georgia Health Sciences University, Jefferson Hospital, Liberty Regional Medical Center, Morgan Memorial Hospital, Polk Medical Center, Tift Regional Medical Center, Southern Regional Medical Center, Washington County Regional Medical Center.

*Presidential Circle: Emanuel Medical Center, Grady Health System/Grady Memorial Hospital, Meadows Regional Medical Center, Northridge Medical Center, Peach Regional Medical Center, Pioneer Community Hospital of Early, Putnam General Hospital, South Georgia Medical Center, Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden Campus, Stephens County Hospital, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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