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2012 EDITION


An Award-Winning Facility, Right in Your Neighborhood


North Fulton Hospital is committed to providing each and every patient with quality care—but it’s not just a pledge. It’s a dedication that’s been proven time and again not only by the great personal feedback received from patients and their families, but by the recognition of several national and state accrediting agencies and third-party assessment organizations.


“One of the keys to the success of any worthwhile endeavor is our ability to measure our progress in achieving the objectives we have set for ourselves,” said Deborah C. Keel, CEO of North Fulton Hospital. “Without this critical feedback, we cannot accurately judge whether our eff orts are truly eff ective or not.”


Awards and distinctions off er tangible evidence of the progress the hospital is making toward accomplishing it’s No. 1 objective: ensuring that they consistently provide safe and eff ective care for every patient who seeks treatment at North Fulton Hospital.


“Accolades and accreditations represent something of a report card. They show us not just what we do, but how well we do it,” said Karim Godamunne, M.D., Chief Medical Offi cer at North Fulton Hospital. “Objective, third-party evaluations are based on a variety of measures and data, and take a range of factors into impartial consideration.”


North Fulton Hospital is proud to share these awards and distinctions with their community:


· American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer: Community Hospital Cancer Program Accreditation Award with Commendations


· Leapfrog Group: Hospital Safety Score - “A” · Joint Commission: Advance Primary Stroke Certifi cation · Joint Commission: Top Performer on Key Quality Measures · Joint Commission: Hospital Accreditation


· American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Achievement Awards: Gold Plus for Heart Failure and Gold Plus for Stroke Care


· UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center designation for Surgical Spine


· Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery


· Aetna: Elective Delivery Infant Safety Recognition


· American Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certifi cation


· American Association for Respiratory Care Quality Respiratory Care Recognition


· Georgia Hospital Association: Quality Honor Roll— Chairman Category


· Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 5 Million Lives Campaign participant and partner


· American College of Radiology Accreditation – North Fulton Hospital Radiology: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and Ultrasound – North Fulton Hospital Outpatient Imaging Center: Mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), and Ultrasound


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