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Becker's Hospital Review names Emory University Hospital in "100 Great Hospitals in America" list

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Janet Christenbury

Becker's Hospital Review has named Emory University Hospital in its list of "100 Great Hospitals in America" for 2017. Emory is the only hospital in Georgia to make the list, which can be found here:

The hospitals included on the list are renowned for excellence in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research. They were selected for inclusion based on analysis of several ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Honor Roll and specialty rankings, CMS star ratings, Most Wired hospitals and Magnet accreditation, to name a few.

"This recognition highlights the outstanding and unwavering quality care our teams provide to our patients who depend on us when they are sick," says Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Hospital. "We are proud of our caregivers, who make Emory University Hospital a top provider of choice in Georgia and throughout the Southeast."

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Of the 100 hospitals included in the Becker's Hospital Review list this year, 76 percent are teaching hospitals, like Emory, and 52 percent are over 100 years old. Emory University Hospital was founded in 1904.

Emory University Hospital is part of Emory Healthcare, the most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The hospital has the nation's fifth busiest solid organ transplant center and is long known for its services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopaedics. Later this year, the hospital will open a new 232-bed hospital tower addition, focused on oncology, transplant and critical care. Emory University Hospital is one of three Magnet-recognized facilities within the Emory Healthcare system for nursing excellence.

As an academic medical center, Emory Healthcare's core purpose is "To serve humanity by improving health through integration of education, discovery and health care."

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