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SGMC Named Top 10 Large Hospital by Georgia Trend Magazine

Posted on: December 1st, 2015

South Georgia Medical Center was recognized as the Top 10 Large Hospital in Georgia for 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine. The full article can be read online at georgiatrend.com.The December issue grouped Georgia hospitals of similar size and missions into four categories: Teaching Hospitals, Large Hospitals (more than 250 patient beds), Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds) and Small Hospitals (fewer than 100 beds).According to Georgia Trend, the data used to compile the rankings came from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which provides publicly available information on more than 40 quality-related indicators, including patient experience, outcomes of care, process of care, and efficiency and value of the services rendered. All acute care hospitals that provide services to Medicare patients are required to report this information to CMS.Hospital bed size was determined by the American Hospital Directory (www.ahd.com). The hospitals with identical scores share the same ranking.The 2015 Top Hospitals Ranking includes only hospitals that participate in the CMS Value Based Purchasing Program.

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