• Kade Godwin

Grady General named state's top small hospital

Georgia Trend Magazine has once again named Archbold's Grady General one of the Top Hospitals in Georgia. This year though, Grady General earned the number one spot on the Top Hospital list and is currently the highest ranking small hospital (fewer than 100 beds) in the state.

According to the Thomasville Times Enterprise, Hospitals are classified as "small" if they have fewer than 100 beds and "large" if they have greater than 250 beds. Grady General has a total of 60 beds, while its counterpart, Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, comes in at around 264 beds.

The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data obtained in August 2018 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. These centers administer the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The data, analyzed by Augusta University Professor Mark A. Thompson, specifically refers to quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality rate, readmission statistics, and data on hospital acquired infections and conditions.

Earlier this year, Grady General Hospital was one of only two hospitals in the Southwest Georgia region to earn a “double 4-star” rating in terms of Overall Rating and Patient Experience by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Archbold Memorial Hospital also placed eighth on the rankings of the state's best large hospitals.

Perry Mustain, president and CEO of Archbold Medical Center, said, "Archbold and Grady General continue to earn recognition for their commitment to providing outstanding care. I'm very proud of our teams and physicians at both hospitals."