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Gwinnett Medical Center Makes the Grade

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According to an annual study released this week by the nation”s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, HealthGrades, Gwinnett Medical Center is ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the state of Georgia in overall critical care services”s. HealthGrades is the nation”s leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Among the hospitals assessed by Healthgrades, the overall quality outcomes and ratings place GMC among the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence for two consecutive years.

The health system”s hospital campuses in both Duluth and Lawrenceville also ranked among the top 10% in the nation among the 5,000 hospitals HealthGrades annually assesses for patient outcomes – mortality and complication rates

According to the HealthGrades Twelfth Annual Hospital Quality in America Study(tm) top-rated hospitals had a 52 percent lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average when looking at the patient outcomes of 17 procedures and diagnoses ranging from bypass surgery to treatment for heart attack. When the top-rated hospitals were compared to the poorest performers, there was an even greater difference, 72 percent lower mortality.

Gwinnett Medical Center received high quality outcomes recognition in the following areas:

  • Ranked among the top 5 hospitals in Georgia and 5-Star rated for Treatment of Stroke in 2010
  • Ranked best in Gwinnett County for Overall Critical Care Services in 2010
  • Five-Star rated for the Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 consecutive years
  • Received the highest possible 5-Star ratings for the Treatment of Sepsis for 3 years in a row
  • Five-Star rated for the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Five-Star rated for the Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 years in a row
  • Five-Star rated for the Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 years in a row
  • Five-Star rated for Hip Fracture Repair for 5 years in a row
  • Five-Star rate for Total Hip Replacement
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