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27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'
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27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.

Larger hospitals getting top ratings include: Northside Hospital in Atlanta; University Hospital and Doctors Hospital in Augusta; Eastside Medical Center in Snellville in eastern metro Atlanta; Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; and both hospitals in Rome, Redmond Regional and Floyd Medical Center.

Smaller facilities getting top marks include: 69-bed Gordon Hospital in Calhoun in northwest Georgia and Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a 99-bed hospital in Moultrie in southwest Georgia.

Atlanta area hospitals scoring a "C" or lower are:

* Grady Memorial Hospital - D
* Piedmont Hospital - D
* Emory University Hospital Midtown - C
* Atlanta Medical Center South - C
* DeKalb Medical Center - C
* Emory-Adventist-Hospital - C
* St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta - C
* DeKalb Medical at Hillandale - C
* Piedmont Fayette Hospital - C
* Piedmont Henry Hospital - C
* Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth - C
* Gwinnett Medical Center - Lawrenceville - C
* Rockdale Medical Center - C
* Newton Medical Center - C
* Piedmont Newnan Hospital - C
* Northside Hospital Cherokee - C

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