In 2006 and 2007, Augusta Health was named a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™, based on a study issued by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings company. Hospitals receiving this award were rated in the top five percent in the nation, in terms of mortality and complication rates, for 26 procedures and diagnoses rated by HealthGrades. This is an amazing honor for the hospital.
Announced in July of 2002, Augusta Health again ranked with "America's Best Hospitals." Cited for the third year in a row for its Geriatric Services. And for the first time, recognized as one of "America's Best" for services provided for Digestive Disorders and Hormonal Disorders. For more information on the selection of "America's Best Hospitals" refer to the U.S. News website.
Released in June of 2001, Augusta Health was named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for Intensive Care Units. An independent study released by the Solucient Leadership Institute showed that the Intensive Care Unit at Augusta Health provides care for the most critically ill patients, who have a variety of diagnoses, all of which are life threatening. The data included in this study was from 1,200 hospitals with ICUs and is one of the first comparative analyses of ICU performance among the nation's hospitals. "The research shows that regardless of whether we are comparing teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals with residencies in intensive care, or community hospitals, some institution in all three categories exhibit superior intensive care management, resulting in much better outcomes and significantly lower costs," says Jean Chenoweth, executive director of the Solucient Leadership Institute, formerly the HCIA-Sachs Institute.
Augusta Health was also recognized in 2000 and 2001 as among the country's "Best Hospitals" by the U.S. News in their annual edition of "America's Best Hospitals" for Geriatric Services. The annual survey looks at approximately 6,000 hospitals in the United States using several different measures. To be considered further a hospital has to offer at least 9 out of the 17 prescribed technological services such as geriatrics, heart, digestive disorders, cancer, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat. The list is then narrowed down further. In at least 13 of the specialty areas, the hospital needed to have provided at least a certain amount of services or to have been recognized as an outstanding facility in the U.S. News physician surveys. Each hospital then receives a score, or U.S. index, made up of three equal parts related to quality of care: reputation, mortality, and a group of factors such as technology and nursing care. Then the list is narrowed down further to the 50 best.
In the year 2000, and released in January 2001, the results showed that Augusta Health, and Augusta Health's Orthopedic Services were named among the "Top 100 Hospitals: Orthopedics Benchmarks for Success" by the HCIA-Sachs and the Human Motion Institute. This report identifies industry benchmarks by recognizing hospitals and their management teams that demonstrate superior clinical, operational, and financial performance.
In 1999, Augusta Health was recognized by HCIA-Sachs as one of the three top medium-size hospitals in the South Atlantic Region.
In 1997 and 1998, Augusta Health was recognized as one of the top three medium-size hospitals in the South Atlantic Region. We are listed as National Benchmark's Two Time Winners in the 100 Top Hospitals Trend Report.