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Gwinnett Medical Center Ranks in Top 5% of Nation - Again


Lawrenceville, Ga.—Gwinnett Medical Center is once again honored with the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. This award places Gwinnett Medical Center in the top five-percent of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence. Gwinnett Medical Center also received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award in 2006.

Each year, HealthGrades independently analyzes the clinical quality performance of all nonfederal hospitals across the country in 27 procedures and diagnoses, ranging from bypass surgery to the treatment of heart attacks. Hospitals that receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence are those hospitals that rank in the top five percent of all 28 individual scores. Of the 5,000 hospitals graded, only 269 U.S. hospitals qualified for this prestigious award for the 2008 study.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation,” said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO, Gwinnett Medical Center. “Our physicians and staff receiving this national recognition, along with the community, should be proud to know this top-notch care is available in Gwinnett County.”

GMC received five-star ratings for treatment of heart attack, treatment of heart failure, hip fracture repair, treatment of stroke, treatment of pneumonia, overall pulmonary services, treatment of sepsis and the treatment of respiratory failure.

GMC’s additional 2008 Healthgrades clinical excellence ratings include: Ranking among the top five hospitals in Georgia for Pulmonary Services (top 10% nationally), top ten hospital in Georgia for Vascular Surgery and top ten in Georgia for Overall Critical Care.

Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing high quality facilities and services to Gwinnett and the surrounding community. With over 4,300 employees and 800 physicians, GMC provided care in 2007 to over 400,000 patients. In 2007, Gwinnett Medical Center launched Project PATH—to plan, advance and transform healthcare in Gwinnett County.