Summer 2018 is off to quite a start at Northside!
To start with, we’ve been named among the winners of Healthgrades’ 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. We were among only 10 hospitals in Georgia to be included on this prestigious list and we were the only three hospitals in Metro Atlanta that made it.
Healthgrades, an online resource for information about doctors and hospitals, looked at nearly 3,500 hospitals across the nation before choosing the winners.
“I am honored, but not surprised, that Northside Hospital has been recognized in this way,” said Janis Dubow, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for Northside. “Ensuring patient safety and high quality patient care is at heart of everyone who works at Northside, in every department.
In addition, we’ve also been recognized with several accolades from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline quality improvement programs, for our commitment to making sure patients get the best and most appropriate treatment.
Our Sandy Springs campus earned several awards from the heart association, including GWTG Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving STEMI Achievement Award and Mission: Lifeline Silver NSTEMI Achievement Award. It also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Lung Cancer Disease-Specific Care Certification for a second consecutive survey.
Along with winning these coveted honors, we’ve also taken new strides toward improving the patient experience at our Sandy Springs campus by opening the new, 84-bed East Tower.
Besides expanding our overall capacity, the tower also allows us to add more beds for thoracic, oncology, blood and marrow transplant and medical or surgical patients. It’s the first big project at Sandy Springs since we expanded the Women’s Center more than 10 years ago.
Some of the highlights of the new tower include works by several local artists, including Ryan Coleman’s mural in the center of the lobby.
We’re proud of everyone in the Northside Family for providing award-winning care for our patients. We’re grateful our growth is being fueled by the many people in North Georgia who continue choosing Northside for their health care needs!