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Emory University Hospital named to Becker's list of '100 great hospitals in America'

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Janet Christenbury

Emory University Hospital is the only hospital in Georgia to make the 2018 Becker's Healthcare list of "100 great hospitals in America."

Emory University Hospital has been named as one of Becker’s Healthcare “100 great hospitals in America” for 2018. Emory is the only hospital in Georgia to make the list, which can be found in Becker’s Hospital Review.

Hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction. The hospitals are also industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties, while also being known as industry innovators — sparking trends in health care technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.

In creating its list of “100 great hospitals in America,” Becker's Healthcare selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics. Becker's also sought nominations for its list.

“This recognition emphasizes the outstanding care delivered to our patients by our many skilled provider teams throughout the hospital,” says Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Hospital. “We thank them for their compassion and commitment demonstrated every single day to our patients and their families.”

Founded in 1904, Emory University Hospital is a part of Emory Healthcare, the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. Following the recent addition of the $400 million, 450,000-square-foot Emory University Hospital Tower, the hospital now contains 733 licensed beds. Specialty services include transplantation, cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedics.

Emory University Hospital is a Magnet-recognized hospital for nursing excellence, designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. U.S. News & World Report has named Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital, both in metro Atlanta and Georgia, for the past six years.

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