Cordele, Ga –
Crisp Regional announced being named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Top Medium-Sized Hospitals.”
In 2017, hospitals and health systems continue to plan for possible changes in regulations as various proposals and legislative agendas are discussed. The main tenet focuses on creating an environment to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. As hospitals strive to meet their goals, evaluating and measuring their performance is a difficult task.
Steve Gautney, CEO of Crisp Regional, said earning a spot is a wonderful achievement made possible by the skills, compassion and teamwork of the hospital’s physicians and team members.
“We all enter into healthcare careers with the intention of helping improve the health of our fellow human beings,” Gautney said. “So it is particularly rewarding when our entire team receives an honor like this on a consistent basis. It shows we are achieving our goals.”
Georgia Trend groups hospitals of similar size and mission to include Teaching Hospitals, whose primary mission is teaching regardless of size and are certified by the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems; Large Hospitals (250+ patient beds); Medium Hospitals (100 to 249 beds); and Small Hospitals (less than 100 beds). The American Hospital Directory provided the hospital bed size.
Hospitals in Georgia Trend’s ranking include those that participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program. CMS does not include VA medical centers, children’s hospitals, critical access hospitals and long-term care facilities.
A Total Performance Score was used to rank the hospitals in each group using information on clinical process, patient experience, outcome and efficiency. The hospital rankings are based on CMS data downloaded Aug. 13, 2017. Analysis of the data was completed for Georgia Trend by a team of independent consultants from the Hull College of Business at Augusta University.
“Sometimes you say to yourself, ‘How did we accomplish this?’ And the answer is that every individual who works at our hospital comes to work every day wanting to do an exceptional job,” Gautney said. “When it all comes together, that’s what you get.”
Crisp Regional Health Services oversees the award-winning, high-tech Crisp Regional Hospital, with a level 4 trauma center. Its comprehensive network of health and social service facilities includes a home health program, 143-bed nursing home, retirement home, hospice and homecare program, dialysis facility, and rural health clinics in bordering areas.
More than 50 physicians practice within Crisp Regional Hospital, providing hospital and outpatient care in family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and 20-plus other specialties and subspecialties.
During the past decade, Crisp Regional has changed and expanded to keep pace with the dramatic advances in modern medicine and to meet the demand for new services in both the hospital and the growing central Georgia community.
Throughout this growth, it has never lost the personal touch, compassion, and commitment to patient- and family-centered care at reasonable cost that have characterized Crisp Regional since its establishment in 1952.
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902 N 7th Street