TIFTON, Ga. (Nov. 13, 2009) -- The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals has announced that Piedmont Newnan Hospital has won a top honor for the year, being named runner up in the “Small Hospital of the Year” category. Piedmont’s win follows an exhaustive application process. Entries were received from hospitals across Georgia, and were ranked by a panel of judges with decades of experience in healthcare.
In announcing the award, the Alliance specifically praised Piedmont Newnan for moving forward with plans to provide a top quality new facility for local residents despite the most challenging economic conditions in decades. Additionally, Piedmont won praise for its highly effective approach to delivering care to the community in its existing facility.
“Providing healthcare in these challenging economic times is an achievement by itself. However, having the sound financial position and concern for the community to continue with significant new community investments is even more commendable. All of us at the Alliance congratulate Piedmont Newnan on their extraordinary success in the face of adversity,” said Georgia Alliance CEO Monty Veazey.
“We’re extremely honored by this recognition, which acknowledges our dedication to providing top-quality care to our patients, both now and in the future” said Michael Bass, president and CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Receiving this award is a result of the efforts our hard-working employees and medical staff, and their ongoing commitment to taking great care of our community.”
The awards were judged by a diverse team of judges with decades of experience. Judges were Irene Munn, General Counsel to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Mark Trail, a former Georgia Medicaid director and principal at Health Management Associates, and Leigh Hantho a former top executive with Catholic Health Initiatives and current principal at Carter Align Healthcare.
Piedmont Newnan Hospital (PNH) is a 143-bed, acute-care hospital offering 24-hour emergency services, women’s services and general medical/surgical services. Diagnostic services include CT, nuclear medicine, MRI, PET, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. A complete range of medical/surgical services includes laparoscopic surgery, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies and cardiac catheterization and rehabilitation.
Founded 26 years ago, GACH is the advocacy voice for Georgia’s not for profit community hospitals. GACH members currently account for the vast majority of Georgia’s hospital capacity, serving virtually every community in the State of Georgia. More information is available online at www.gach.org.