Three locations in the Northside Hospital system have been recognized as being among the best hospital systems in the nation for patient care.
Northside’s hospitals in Forsyth and Cherokee counties and Atlanta were among just seven in Georgia to make the list for the 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, an online resource for information on physicians and hospitals.
“Protecting patient safety and providing high-quality patient care are at the forefront of everything we do at Northside,” said Janis Dubow, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for Northside, in a news release. “It is a great honor and a great responsibility to be recognized for providing an outstanding patient experience, and we continue to maintain our commitment to doing just that.”
The ranking looked at 3,449 hospitals across the country before selecting 434 hospitals, which represented the top 15 percent for patient experience, as winners.
Healthgrades took into account surveys from patients to identify hospital characteristics leading to better patient satisfaction, such as how quickly patients are helped and communication with doctors.